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Brewers 5, Twins 3: Delmon Young stays hot, but offense stymied by Manny Parra

Twins drop to 5-6 in interleague play this month.

This one was pretty disappointing, given the chances the Twins had, the number of wild pitches Manny Parra threw and what may be a bit of a controversial decision in pinch-hitting for Francisco Liriano when he'd only thrown 77 pitches through five innings.

Delmon Young's two-run single in the fourth put the Twins up 2-1 in the fourth, but the Brewers fought back small-ball style and put together enough offense to pull it out.  It was rather unspectacular, but it is a loss, and the Twins drop to nine games over .500.  It keeps them a game and a half ahead of the losing Tigers, but the White Sox pull within three and a half by winning their eighth in a row.

Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau each collected three hits (including a pair of doubles for Joe), and Jason Kubel picked up a pair to bring his ever-climbing average to .258.  Brian Duensing and Jeff Manship were responsible for the fourth and fifth Milwaukee runs, respectively, while Jesse Crain pitched a perfect inning that included a strikeout.

The Twins were 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

Let's just move onto today, shall we?