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Twins 5, Brewers 4: Twins commit 3 errors but win on go-ahead balk

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Milwaukee Brewers v Minnesota Twins
Twins outfield celebrates win through interpretive dance.
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

It was not the prettiest night in the field for the Twins, but they came back after falling behind early to win the series opener 5-4.

Ervin Santana had a decent night on the mound, (4R 2ER in 6 IP) but was not helped by a few mistakes in the field and a long ball given up to Keon Broxton to give the Brewers a 3-0 lead in the 3rd.

In the bottom of the 3rd Joe Mauer knocked in a run to bring the score to 3-1. He would later walk(of course) tying Kirby Puckett for second all time in Twins history for reaching base with 2,810.

In the 4th it was Broxton again with an RBI double which would give the Brewers a 4-1 lead.

In the Twins half of the 4th Jorge Polanco would get some redemption for an earlier error with a 2 run double getting the Twins back in the game at 4-3.

The Twins would take the lead for good in the 7th starting with an Eddie Rosario RBI double and moments later on a go-ahead balk by Brewers pitcher Oliver Drake scoring Rosario from 3rd.

New closer by committee Matt Belisle got the save despite a 2 out double by Manny Pina, but otherwise did a nice job of closing it out.

W: Boshers (1-0) L: Drake (3-4) SV: Belisle (2)

Studs: Jorge Polanco (4-4 2B, 2RBI) Eddie Rosario (2B , RBI, 1R) Twins bullpen

Duds: Jorge Polanco (costly error) Brian Dozier (0-5, 8 LOB, ER)

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