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MLB: Milwaukee 5, Minnesota 3

June 15, 2012 at 11:53 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, June 15 (UPI) -- Martin Maldonado hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning Friday to snap a tie and give the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-3 victory over Minnesota.

The Brewers ended a three-game skid and handed the Twins their third straight loss.

Matt Capps (1-4) was on the mound for his first inning of work when Corey Hart opened the Milwaukee ninth with a double. Capps retired the next two batters, but Maldonado came through with a homer to left-center on a 2-2 pitch.

John Axford then worked a 1-2-3 bottom half of the inning for his 11th save. Axford had blown saves the two previous nights against Kansas City.

Ryan Braun gave the Brewers a 3-2 lead in the sixth with a three-run homer, but Trevor Plouffe tied it in the bottom half of the inning with his 14th blast of the year.

Kameron Loe (3-2) worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings to get the victory.

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