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Brewers take series from Twins with late homers

Jun 29, 2015 - 12:30 AM Milwaukee, WI ( - Ryan Braun and Adam Lind both hit two-run homers in the eighth to help the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in the rubber match of a three-game set on Sunday.

Jonathan Lucroy drew a walk off Casey Fien (2-3) before Braun drilled a 1-0 slider over the wall in left center to give the Brewers the lead.

Carlos Gomez then singled and Lind made it a 5-1 game with his homer to left.

"Winning is something we haven't done a lot as a team," Braun said. "It's nice to win. It's nice to win another series -- we won both series at home against two pretty good teams. It's always a lot of fun playing these guys. The crowd's always into it; a lot of Twins fans here.

"It creates a fun and enjoyable atmosphere."

Torii Hunter hit his third home run of the series, a two-run shot off Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth, to pull the Twins closer. Rodriguez had trouble closing it out as the Twins put runners at the corners with two outs for Brian Dozier, who struck out looking to end the game.

Will Smith (4-0) picked up the win in relief of Brewers starter Mike Fiers.

Minnesota's Tommy Milone and Fiers were in a pitchers' duel early on before both teams broke through with a run in the seventh.

"He was solid," Twins manager Paul Molitor said of Milone. "He put up a lot of zeroes for us and gave us a chance. I was hoping when he came out of the game, we could get him a run and maybe get him a win. It was looking good, but the Brewers have played us tough."

Joe Mauer singled to begin the seventh and Trevor Plouffe followed with a base hit that put runners at the corners. After Hunter popped out, Kurt Suzuki's walk loaded the bases and Eduardo Escobar opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly to left.

Blaine Boyer could not hold the lead for Milone, however, as Milwaukee tied the game in the home half.

Aramis Ramirez doubled to start the inning and was sacrificed over to third by Hernan Perez. Boyer got Shane Peterson to ground out to first, but pinch- hitter Gerardo Parra picked up his teammate with an RBI single to left.

Game Notes

Braun's homer was his first at Miller Park since May 25 against Tim Lincecum ... Fiers allowed one run on four hits and three walks over seven innings ... Milone struck out seven in six innings of scoreless ball ... Milone defeated Milwaukee in 2013, giving up two runs in seven innings, and Fiers entered the game with a 2.38 ERA in two career outings against the Twins.