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Arcia, Twins edge Brewers

 
Posted June 5th, 2014 @ 1:50pm

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Oswaldo Arcia hit a three-run homer and drove  in  four runs to  power the  Minnesota Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.

Josh  Willingham  went 2-for-3  with two  runs scored and an RBI while Trevor Plouffe  knocked in a run with an eighth-inning single for the Twins, who have won three of their last four.

Ricky  Nolasco (4-5) earned the win after giving up four runs on six hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings of work.

"We battled really well today," Nolasco said. "I thought the defense made some really good plays."

Aramis Ramirez, who was activated off the disabled list prior to the game, had a  three-run  blast and Mark  Reynolds contributed two hits  and an RBI as the Brewers dropped their second in a row.

Starter Marco Estrada did not factor in the decision after giving up four runs on  six hits  with three walks across  six frames. Rob Wooten (1-3) was tagged with the loss after giving up a run in the seventh.

"I  thought we  had it,"  Estrada said.  "It's unfortunate  the way  this game turned out."

Jonathan  Lucroy  and Carlos Gomez  both singled  before Ramirez drove them in with a three-run shot to center, tying the game at 4-4 in the seventh.

Arcia and Plouffe both supplied RBI singles in the bottom half of the frame as Minnesota regained the lead.

Glen Perkins pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to earn his 16th save of the season.

The Brewers opened the scoring in the second when Rickie Weeks doubled to left and Reynolds brought him home after a two-base hit on a line drive to center.

Brian  Dozier walked and Willingham singled before Arcia drove a fastball over the wall in right, staking the Twins to a 3-1 advantage in the fourth.

The Twins added run in the fifth. Eduardo Escobar singled, Dozier was hit by a pitch  and Joe  Mauer walked to load  the bases with one out. Estrada issued a walked to Willingham, ushering in a Twins run.

                                   Game Notes

Willingham  has  hit in  eight straight games  ... Mauer's interleague hitting streak ended at 20 games after he went 0-for-4 ... Mauer moved into third all-time  in  franchise history with  642 walks ... The  Twins are 7-1 against the Brewers since June 17, 2012.

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