Arcia's HR gives Brewers 5-4 win, stopping Twins streak at 6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have built the best record in the major leagues, fueled by a massive power surge.

Their six-game winning streak was stopped, fittingly, by the Milwaukee Brewers with a big swing from Orlando Arcia.

Arcia drove in three runs, including a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning , before Josh Hader struck out Miguel Sano on three pitches with two runners aboard Monday night to preserve a 5-4 victory for the Brewers.

''I was just trying to find a way to get the runner over, and thankfully I was able to get my hands through and get good contact on the ball,'' Arcia said through a translator.

The Twins, who fell to 19-7 in May, had a one-run decision for the first time in 11 games. They outscored their opponents 53-16 during their six-game streak.

''Even when you play pretty well, you're not going to win every game, especially when you run into a good, talented team,'' Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said.

After an RBI single by rookie Luis Arraez and a three-run homer by Byron Buxton , both with two outs in the second inning against Brewers starter Gio Gonzalez, the Twins stopped scoring. Gonzalez settled down and retired the last six batters he faced. Then the bullpen finished with 4 1/3 scoreless innings, scattering three singles.

Jeremy Jeffress, Junior Guerra and Corbin Burnes (1-3) bridged the gap to Hader, who notched his 13th save with a two-inning appearance.

The crowd of 29,167 included at least an even split with Brewers fans, the local contingent likely lessened by an all-day downpour that dampened the Memorial Day holiday and didn't stop until shortly before first pitch.

During a brief return by the rain, Keston Hiura had the first of three straight hits against Michael Pineda in the third, the only hits allowed by the Twins starter in six innings. Arcia doubled to put the Brewers on the board , and Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich followed with sacrifice flies to bring them to 4-3.

''When you score three, you feel like, with that long to go in the game, you're essentially tied,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

In the eighth, Arcia took Taylor Rogers (1-1) deep for a two-run shot after pinch-hitter Hernan Perez led off with a double, the first homer allowed by Rogers in 17 appearances since April 2.

''Off the bat, I knew it was gone,'' Rogers said.

Gonzalez failed to finish the fifth for the first time in six starts with the Brewers and gave up a season-most four runs.

''I just want to get past this,'' he said. ''That second inning was a head-scratcher.''

LOOK OUT!

Jeffress, who relieved Gonzalez after 102 pitches, ran quite the gauntlet to get the final out of the fifth. After issuing a walk, he was directed by the umpires - after Baldelli inquired - to change his pull-off sleeves from light gray to navy blue to match his teammates and comply with baseball's uniform rules. Then after giving up a single, Jeffress snagged a screaming line drive hit by Willians Astudillo with his glove right in front of his face.

Jeffress bent awkwardly backward as he fell with the momentum from making the catch. After lying flat on his back in front of the mound in shock and discomfort, Jeffress walked gingerly off the field on his own after being checked by the team.

''I just reacted. That's all I could do,'' he said.

GOING, GOING, GONE

The Brewers lead the National League with 90 home runs, buoyed by Yelich's major league-best 21. They're fourth in the majors, with the Twins (105) on top. Buxton's shot to the bullpen behind left-center field matched the Minnesota record for most homers in one month (55), first set in May 1964.

GETTING STRONGER

Pineda, in his comeback season from Tommy John surgery on July 18, 2017, allowed exactly three earned runs in each of his five May starts. He logged 30 innings this month, finishing the sixth in each of his last four turns while lowering his ERA from 6.21 to 5.34.

''I consider this a very positive start. That's a tough lineup,'' Baldelli said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: Backup catcher Manny Pina (strained right hamstring) went through a workout in Milwaukee and will start a rehab assignment Tuesday with Class A Wisconsin. He has missed the last 10 games.

Twins: Backup catcher Mitch Garver (sprained left ankle) headed out for a rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola. ''I've passed every agility test that they've wanted me to pass. As far as I'm concerned, the training staff is concerned, my ankle is healthy and we're ready to go,'' Garver said.

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Zach Davies (5-0, 2.43 ERA) starts the finale of the two-game series, coming off his worst start of the season. Davies gave up six runs on six hits and one walk over three innings last week in an 11-9 win over Cincinnati.

Twins: LHP Martin Perez (7-1, 2.95 ERA) takes the mound Tuesday night having won six of eight turns with one no-decision since joining the rotation after a bullpen stint when the Twins began the season with four starters. With a victory, Perez would match Houston's Justin Verlander for the second-most in the majors.

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  • W: C. Burnes (1-3)L: T. Rogers (1-1)S: J. Hader (13)
  • HR: MIL - O. Arcia (6), MIN - B. Buxton (5)
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R. Braun DH40000011.274.337.476.813-0.5
M. Moustakas 3B30100110.262.329.534.8631.5
Y. Grandal C40000023.262.371.482.852-1.0
B. Gamel LF40000021.260.352.407.759-1.0
K. Hiura 2B41100021.256.304.395.7001.0
E. Thames 1B21100010.239.365.407.7721.5
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  • a-doubled for Thames in the 8th
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J. Schoop 2B40100131.266.321.514.8350.5
C. Cron 1B50100032.270.333.534.867-0.5
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E. Rosario LF51100012.283.313.556.8691.5
M. Sano 3B30000233.229.333.7141.0480.5
M. Kepler RF40200001.281.351.546.8973.0
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  • a-singled for Arraez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Perez (4), O. Arcia (7)
  • HR - O. Arcia (6)
  • SF - L. Cain (3), C. Yelich (2)
  • RBI - L. Cain (20), C. Yelich (44), O. Arcia 3 (21)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Grandal 2 (2), K. Hiura
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Kepler (13)
  • HR - B. Buxton (5)
  • SH - B. Buxton
  • RBI - L. Arraez (3), B. Buxton 3 (28)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Arraez, B. Buxton 3 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Schoop, C. Cron 2 (2), M. Sano 2 (2), W. Astudillo 2 (2), L. Arraez 2 (2), B. Buxton
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Arraez
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Gonzalez4.27441713.191.193.5
J. Jeffress0.11001002.871.21-2.0
J. Guerra1.00001202.220.923.0
C. Burnes (W, 1-3)1.00000209.281.8411.0
J. Hader (S, 13)2.02001202.330.7011.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Gonzalez4.2
J. Jeffress0.1
J. Guerra1.0
C. Burnes (W, 1-3)1.0
J. Hader (S, 13)2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Pineda6.03330605.341.2218.0
R. Harper (H, 4)0.20001201.640.860.0
T. Rogers (L, 1-1) (BS, 2)1.13221112.051.41-7.5
M. Morin1.00000100.960.643.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Pineda6.0
R. Harper (H, 4)0.2
T. Rogers (L, 1-1) (BS, 2)1.1
M. Morin1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Gonzalez 102-67, J. Jeffress 16-8, J. Guerra 18-10, C. Burnes 16-9, J. Hader 27-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Gonzalez 3-4, J. Guerra 1-0, J. Hader 1-3
  • Batters Faced - G. Gonzalez 22, J. Jeffress 3, J. Guerra 4, C. Burnes 3, J. Hader 9
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Harper (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Pineda 94-64, R. Harper 14-8, T. Rogers 25-15, M. Morin 7-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Pineda 6-6, T. Rogers 2-1, M. Morin 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Pineda 21, R. Harper 3, T. Rogers 8, M. Morin 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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R. Braun DH40000011.274.337.476.813-0.5
M. Moustakas 3B30100110.262.329.534.8631.5
Y. Grandal C40000023.262.371.482.852-1.0
B. Gamel LF40000021.260.352.407.759-1.0
K. Hiura 2B41100021.256.304.395.7001.0
E. Thames 1B21100010.239.365.407.7721.5
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  • a-doubled for Thames in the 8th
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J. Polanco SS50100011.332.404.584.9880.5
J. Schoop 2B40100131.266.321.514.8350.5
C. Cron 1B50100032.270.333.534.867-0.5
E. Adrianza PR00000000.231.333.397.7310.0
E. Rosario LF51100012.283.313.556.8691.5
M. Sano 3B30000233.229.333.7141.0480.5
M. Kepler RF40200001.281.351.546.8973.0
W. Astudillo C41100004.264.276.396.6712.0
L. Arraez DH21110102.400.500.6001.1006.0
a- M. Gonzalez PH-DH10100000.239.319.368.6871.0
B. Buxton CF31131021.258.316.491.8077.0
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  • a-singled for Arraez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Perez (4), O. Arcia (7)
  • HR - O. Arcia (6)
  • SF - L. Cain (3), C. Yelich (2)
  • RBI - L. Cain (20), C. Yelich (44), O. Arcia 3 (21)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Grandal 2 (2), K. Hiura
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Kepler (13)
  • HR - B. Buxton (5)
  • SH - B. Buxton
  • RBI - L. Arraez (3), B. Buxton 3 (28)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Arraez, B. Buxton 3 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Schoop, C. Cron 2 (2), M. Sano 2 (2), W. Astudillo 2 (2), L. Arraez 2 (2), B. Buxton
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Arraez
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Gonzalez4.27441713.191.193.5
J. Jeffress0.11001002.871.21-2.0
J. Guerra1.00001202.220.923.0
C. Burnes (W, 1-3)1.00000209.281.8411.0
J. Hader (S, 13)2.02001202.330.7011.0
Total9.010444131---
PITCHERSIP
G. Gonzalez4.2
J. Jeffress0.1
J. Guerra1.0
C. Burnes (W, 1-3)1.0
J. Hader (S, 13)2.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Pineda6.03330605.341.2218.0
R. Harper (H, 4)0.20001201.640.860.0
T. Rogers (L, 1-1) (BS, 2)1.13221112.051.41-7.5
M. Morin1.00000100.960.643.5
Total9.06552101---
PITCHERSIP
M. Pineda6.0
R. Harper (H, 4)0.2
T. Rogers (L, 1-1) (BS, 2)1.1
M. Morin1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Gonzalez 102-67, J. Jeffress 16-8, J. Guerra 18-10, C. Burnes 16-9, J. Hader 27-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Gonzalez 3-4, J. Guerra 1-0, J. Hader 1-3
  • Batters Faced - G. Gonzalez 22, J. Jeffress 3, J. Guerra 4, C. Burnes 3, J. Hader 9
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Harper (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Pineda 94-64, R. Harper 14-8, T. Rogers 25-15, M. Morin 7-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Pineda 6-6, T. Rogers 2-1, M. Morin 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Pineda 21, R. Harper 3, T. Rogers 8, M. Morin 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Arcia homered to left, Perez scored54
  • 3RD INNING
    Yelich hit sacrifice fly to center, Arcia scored34
    Cain hit sacrifice fly to center, Thames scored, Arcia to third24
    Arcia doubled to left center, Hiura scored, Thames to third14
  • 2ND INNING
    Buxton homered to left center, Astudillo and Arraez scored04
    Arraez singled to center, Rosario scored, Astudillo to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Mike Morin relieved Taylor Rogers
    • B. Gamel: Gamel grounded out to third
    • K. Hiura: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hiura struck out swinging
    • H. Perez: Perez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hader Pitching:
    • J. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Polanco popped out to first
    • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Schoop walked
    • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Cron singled to right, Schoop to second
    • Ehire Adrianza ran for C.J. Cron
    • E. Rosario: Rosario flied out to center
    • M. Sano: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Hernan Perez hit for Eric Thames
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Perez doubled to left center
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Arcia homered to left, Perez scored
    • L. Cain: Cain grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Yelich walked
    • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Braun reached on fielder's choice to third, Yelich out at second
    • M. Moustakas: Foul, Moustakas singled to left, Braun to second
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Josh Hader relieved Corbin Burnes
    • M. Kepler: Foul, Kepler grounded out to third
    • W. Astudillo: Astudillo fouled out to catcher
    • Marwin Gonzalez hit for Luis Arraez
    • M. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez singled to left
    • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Buxton struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Ryne Harper relieved Michael Pineda
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Moustakas walked
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging, Moustakas to second on wild pitch
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
    • Taylor Rogers relieved Ryne Harper
    • K. Hiura: Hiura lined out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Corbin Burnes relieved Junior Guerra
    • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
    • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rosario flied out to deep center
    • M. Sano: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Pineda Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cain grounded out to third
    • C. Yelich: Strike (foul tip), Yelich flied out to deep left
    • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Junior Guerra relieved Jeremy Jeffress
    • L. Arraez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Arraez walked
    • B. Buxton: Ball, Buxton hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Arraez to second
    • J. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Arraez stole third, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Pineda Pitching:
    • K. Hiura: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hiura struck out swinging
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Arcia struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
    • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rosario grounded out to shortstop
    • Jeremy Jeffress relieved Gio Gonzalez
    • M. Sano: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sano walked
    • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kepler singled to left center, Sano to second
    • W. Astudillo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Astudillo lined out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Pineda Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grandal flied out to deep center
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gamel lined out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Buxton struck out swinging
    • J. Polanco: Polanco lined out to left
    • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Pineda Pitching:
    • K. Hiura: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hiura singled to center
    • E. Thames: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Thames singled to center, Hiura to second
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Arcia doubled to left center, Hiura scored, Thames to third
    • L. Cain: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Cain hit sacrifice fly to center, Thames scored, Arcia to third
    • C. Yelich: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Yelich hit sacrifice fly to center, Arcia scored
    • R. Braun: Foul, Braun grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
    • M. Sano: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sano walked
    • M. Kepler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kepler doubled to right, Sano to third
    • W. Astudillo: Ball, Ball, Astudillo fouled out to third
    • L. Arraez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Arraez flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Pineda Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas grounded out to second
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Grandal flied out to left
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • E. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Rosario singled to right
    • M. Sano: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
    • M. Kepler: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Kepler popped out to third
    • W. Astudillo: Astudillo singled to right center, Rosario to third
    • L. Arraez: Ball, Strike looking, Arraez singled to center, Rosario scored, Astudillo to second
    • B. Buxton: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Buxton homered to left center, Astudillo and Arraez scored
    • J. Polanco: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Polanco singled to center
    • J. Schoop: Schoop singled to right, Polanco to third
    • C. Cron: Ball, Foul, Cron grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (4 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Pineda Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cain grounded out to second
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Yelich grounded out to second
    • R. Braun: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Braun grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Polanco grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
    • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)