Top 1st: Milwaukee
- C. McGehee grounded into fielder's choice, C. Gomez scored, R. Braun to third, P. Fielder out at second
Bot 3rd: Minnesota
- O. Hudson singled to shallow left, D. Span scored
- J. Morneau doubled to right center, O. Hudson scored
Top 4th: Milwaukee
- C. Hart homered to deep left, P. Fielder scored
Top 6th: Milwaukee
- P. Fielder homered to deep right
Bot 9th: Minnesota
- J. Kubel singled to shallow right, O. Hudson scored
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Minneapolis — Emergency plans sometimes work out better than the originals.
After scrambling to find pitching in Saturday's extra-inning loss and using Sunday's scheduled starter, Manny Parra, in the process, the Milwaukee Brewers found themselves with a patchwork of arms as they tried to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Minnesota Twins.
Manager Ken Macha and pitching coach Rick Peterson had to stitch together some kind of plan to give them a chance, and they came up with two pitchers who had pitched less than 24 hours before, a guy making his major-league debut, another who had been inactive thanks to severe ineffectiveness and someone with one career big-league save to his name.
Another day of battling baseball between the Twins and Milwaukee Brewers came down to another ninth inning showdown on Sunday afternoon.
Fans were on their feet at Target Field. The bases were loaded. Twins shortstop Trevor Plouffe, in only his third major league game, walked to the plate as fans cooed, "Plooooooufe!'' and had to remain composed while facing John Axford, a Canadian with a seriously live arm.
"Those are the moments you play for,'' Plouffe said. "The crowd was into the game. And this is a baseball city, so they knew the situation.''
Corey Hart and Prince Fielder hit home runs, and Trevor Hoffman made his 1,000th major league appearance with a perfect eighth inning, as the Milwaukee Brewers avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the Twins Sunday in front of 38,952 at Target Field.
Hart gave the Brewers a 3-2 lead with a two-run homer off Twins starter Carl Pavano in the fourth inning. The blast, estimated at 440 feet, was the first into the third deck at the Twins' new ballpark, landing in the first row in left-center field.
Fielder added a solo home run to the overhang in right in the sixth as the Brewers won for just the second time in 13 games.