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MLB: Pelfrey leads Twins over Brewers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Pelfrey pitched eight shutout innings leading the Minnesota Twins to a 2-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Target Field on Sunday, salvaging the final game of a three-game series.

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Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is safe as Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer reaches for the ball during the fifth inning on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Target Field in Minneapolis. (Jerry Holt / Minneapolis Star Tribune)

MINNEAPOLIS - Mike Pelfrey pitched eight shutout innings leading the Minnesota Twins to a 2-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Target Field on Sunday, salvaging the final game of a three-game series.
The victory kept the Twins one game clear of the Kansas City Royals for first place in the American League Central Division. The Royals and Twins begin a three-game series here on Monday.
For Pelfrey, it was the first time since April 21, 2012, he pitched into the eighth inning. It was his final start before Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm ended his season.
The win improved Pelfrey to 5-2 on the season while he lowered his ERA to 2.28, fourth-best in the American League. He scattered eight hits - seven of them singles - and walked just one while striking out seven, tying a season-high.
Twins closer Glen Perkins worked a scoreless ninth for his league-leading 21st save in 21 opportunities this season.
Minnesota scored both of their runs in a span of three hitters during the second inning. Designated hitter Torii Hunter began the inning with a walk, ahead of right fielder Eddie Rosario, who followed with an RBI double into the gap in left-center field. Left Fielder Eduardo Escobar tripled down the right field line to score Rosario to make it 2-0.
Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers only allowed the two runs, but lasted just 4 1/3 innings, giving up seven hits and walking three. The Twins stranded 10 runners and left the bases loaded twice.
Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura singled in three at-bats, extending his hitting streak to a season-best 10 games. Center fielder Carlos Gomez went 0-for-4, snapping his nine-game streak.
NOTES: Brewers RHP Taylor Jungmann will be recalled Tuesday to make a start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jungmann is 2-3 in 11 appearances this season with Triple-A Colorado Springs. ... Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe got the day off on Sunday. Plouffe is hitting just .042 with one hit in 24 at-bats this month. ... The Brewers will open a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday at PNC Park. ... The Twins will continue their six-game homestand on Monday when they open a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field.

Minnesota 2, Milwaukee 0

MIL    ab    r    h    bi    MIN    ab    r    h    bi

Gomez cf    4    0    0    0    Dozier 2b    3    0    1    0
Lucroy dh    4    0    2    0    Suzuki c    4    0    1    0
Braun rf    4    0    1    0    Mauer 1b    3    0    0    0
Lind 1b    3    0    1    0    Hunter dh    3    1    1    0
Ramirez 3b    4    0    1    0    Rosario rf    4    1    1    1
Parra lf    3    0    1    0    Escobar lf    3    0    1    1
Segura ss    4    0    1    0    Robnson lf    1    0    0    0
Mldondo c    3    0    0    0    Nunez 3b    4    0    2    0
Perez 2b    3    0    1    0    Hicks cf    3    0    1    0
                    Santana ss    4    0    1    0
Totals    32    0    8    0    Totals    32    2    9    2
Milwaukee     000 000 000 - 0
Minnesota     020 000 00x - 2
LOB-Minnesota 10, Milwaukee 7. 2B-Braun (7), E.Rosario (3). 3B-Eu.Escobar (1).
    IP    H    R    ER    BB    SO
Milwaukee
Fiers L, 2-6    4 1-3    7    2    2    3    3
Cotts    1    1    0    0    1    2
Blazek    1 2-3    0    0    0    0    0
Knebel    1    1    0    0    0    0
Minnesota
Pelfrey W, 5-2    8    8    0    0    1    7
Perkins S, 21    1    0    0    0    1    1
Inherited runners-scored-Blazek 2-0, Cotts 3-0. WP-Pelfrey (3).
Umpires-Home, Brian Knight; First, Victor Carapazza; Second, Ron Kulpa; Third, Toby Basner.
T-2:53. A-31,911 (42,035)

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