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MLB: Minnesota 5, Milwaukee 4 (11 innings)

May 19, 2012 at 8:55 PM   |   Comments

MILWAUKEE, May 19 (UPI) -- Trevor Plouffe socked a go-ahead homer in the 11th inning Saturday and the Minnesota Twins held on to outlast Milwaukee 5-4 in an interleague contest.

The Brewers had forced extra innings when they tied the score in the eighth on a two-run homer from Aramis Ramirez. Minnesota went back ahead in the 11th when pinch-hitter Plouffe clubbed a two-out solo shot into the Brewers' bullpen off Manny Parra (0-1).

Matt Capps racked up his ninth save with a 1-2-3 ninth, securing the Twins' fourth straight victory.

Jeff Gray (3-0) was credited with the victory with a scoreless 10th inning.

Brian Dozier drove in two runs while Ben Revere and Jamey Carroll each chipped in with two hits and an RBI for Minnesota.

Nyjer Morgan went 3-for-5 with three runs scored for Milwaukee, which dropped its fourth straight and fell for the sixth time in seven games.

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