Mauer, Buxton Lead Twins Over Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Villar turns the double play after getting Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer at second base during the fourth inning. Photo: AP/Tom Lynn
Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Villar turns the double play after getting Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer at second base during the fourth inning.

August 10, 2017 10:30 PM

Byron Buxton and Joe Mauer each had three singles and the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers for the fourth consecutive game, 7-2 on Thursday night.

The Twins, who have won five straight and are 7-3 in August, had 12 hits - 11 singles and a double - to sweep a home-and-home, four-game set with Milwaukee. The Brewers are 7-17 since July 16 and fell into third place in the NL Central with the loss.

Advertisement

Rookie Alan Busenitz (1-0) pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief for his first major league win.

Milwaukee starter Zach Davies (13-6) allowed seven runs, six earned, a career-high 11 hits and two walks while striking out three in 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander struggled after allowing just three earned runs and 19 hits over 28 2/3 innings his past four starts.

Mauer came into the game in a 1-for-20 slump. He went 3 for 5 with singles in the third, fourth and sixth innings.

Credits

Associated Press

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertisement

130 Flights Canceled at MSP Airport Day after Snowstorm

Suspect in Maplewood Robbery Attempt Fatally Shot, Police Say

2 Dead, 19 Injured in Kentucky School Shooting; Suspect Held

Sun Expected to Return in Wake of Winter Storm

KSTP Traffic Round-Up: Side Streets, Ramps Main Concerns During AM Commute

Parents Express Frustration with SPPS Action after Snowstorm Delays Buses, Strands Kids

Advertisement