MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Chris Capuano pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings and
Damian Miller snapped an 0-for-16 streak with a solo home run as
the Milwaukee Brewers won their third consecutive game, 3-1 over
the slumping Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Capuano (7-6) pitched out of several jams, allowing five hits
and four walks with two strikeouts.
Derrick Turnbow pitched the ninth for his 13th save in 15
Minnesota starter Brad Radke (5-7) lost his third straight game.
He gave up the home run to Miller to open the second and an
unearned run in the fifth.
The Twins, who have lost five of six games and trail the Chicago
White Sox by 10½ games in the AL Central, continued to struggle
offensively. They got the leadoff hitter on base in the third,
fourth and fifth innings but failed to score each time.
In the seventh, the Twins put runners on second and third with
two outs, chasing Capuano. Reliever Julio Santana, who has allowed
only two of 19 inherited runners to score, walked pinch-hitter Lew
Ford to load the bases.
Joe Mauer then grounded out to end the inning, making Minnesota
0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
Torii Hunter snapped an 0-for-12 streak with a solo homer, his
12th, off Santana to open the eighth.
Minnesota has scored 12 runs in its last six games, and only six
in its last five losses.
Radke pitched five innings, giving up two runs and four hits.
Pinch-hitter Jeff Cirillo was hit in the left hand with a pitch
with the bases loaded in the ninth to make it 3-1. Cirillo ran to
first but was then removed from the game.
It was Miller's third home run of the year and first since
May 20 at Minnesota. ... The Miller Park roof was closed in the
bottom of the fifth as rain clouds approached. ... Milwaukee's
winning streak is its longest since the team won four straight from
May 23-27. ... The Brewers have not had a triple since May 30 and
only have four this season, lowest in the majors. ... Radke has not
won an interleague game since July 8, 2001, when he beat
Cincinnati. ... Capuano topped last year's victory total, when he