The scoring started back in the top of the 4th for the Twins, when Ben Revere hit a one out double over Nyjer Morgan's head into the left-center field gap. The Twins would load the bases on a couple of walks, but they could only muster a sacrifice fly from Brian Dozier. The Brewers didn't take long to tie it back up, though, as catcher Jonathan Lucroy hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the frame, scoring Nyjer Morgan from second base.
Both teams would tack on 3 runs in innings 6-8, though the heartbreaker was a 2-run homer by Aramis Ramirez in the bottom of the 8th inning off formerly unhittable reliever Jared Burton. That dinger would end up knotting the score at 4.
However, that didn't stop the Twins, as Trevor Plouffe came through in the top of the 11th inning. Mired in a slump that exiled the likes of Sean Burroughs, Chris Parmelee, and Danny Valencia to Triple-A Rochester, Plouffe was able to take advantage of a 2-0 meatball from Manny Parra, hitting it over the left field fence for the game-winning run and his 3rd homer in his past 4 games.
Trevor Plouffe (1 for 1, game-winning HR), Ben Revere (2 for 4, 2 2B, HBP, RBI), Drew Butera (2 for 5, 2B), Jamey Carroll (2 for 4, RBI), Carl Pavano (6 IP, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K)
Denard Span (0 for 5), Josh Willingham (0 for 4, 3 K), Alexi Casilla (0 for 5)
- Twins pitchers on Saturday: 1 BB, 14 K
- Trevor Plouffe's last four games: 3 for 15, 6 K, 3 HR. He's certainly making his hits count.
- The Twins used 18 of their 25 players in today's game. The 7 that did not play were P.J. Walters, Scott Diamond, Jason Marquis, Anthony Swarzak, Alex Burnett, Francisco Liriano, and Darin Mastroianni.