Jun 18, 2012 at 7:10 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Denard Span had an RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 Sunday in the longest game played at 21/2-year-old Target Field.
Jamey Carroll had four hits for the Twins, who rallied from a three-run deficit. Minnesota's bullpen pitched nine shutout innings. Anthony Swarzak (1-4) worked a perfect 14th.
Trevor Plouffe led off the 15th with a single off Tim Dillard (0-2), and went to second on a single by Brian Dozier, two batters later. Carroll then lined a single to right field. Plouffe ran through a stop sign by third base coach Steve Liddle and was tagged out in a rundown. Dozier advanced to third base during the play.
Left-hander Juan Perez came in to face Span, who hit the third pitch he saw between the first and second basemen for the winning RBI.
Meanwhile Twins catcher Joe Mauer left yesterday's game against Milwaukee with a bruised right quadriceps.
Mauer came out after a single in the seventh, five innings after he was dinged in a home-plate collision with Rickie Weeks, who was trying to score from third base on a grounder.
Mauer, who had three singles and two RBIs in the game, is day to day.
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