Clayton opened the decisive inning against
(1-3) with a double and took third on sacrifice fly by pinch hitter
. Rincon then struggled against
, throwing one pitch that catcher A.J. Pierzynski blocked with his arm.
Rincon followed that offering with another ball, before uncorking a wild pitch in the dirt that rolled to the backstop as Clayton scored.
"It was a little risky, but I made the right decision," Clayton said of his decision-making. I was given a decent break. I picked up the ball right away although he did everything to block it, I knew I could make it."
The Twins battery talked about the wild pitch.
"I tried to get in front of it, but I couldn't get there," Pierzynski said of the wild pitch. "I should have knocked it down. It was a disappointing way to lose a game."
"You want to know how bad I feel? We fell behind and that's what happened," Rincon said. "You can't control the pitch. That's just what happened."
In the top of the inning, Milwaukee escaped a jam when Minnesota put runners on first and third. With one out, Leskanic walked
. He then gave up a single to pinch hitter
, which moved Rivas to third. Leskanic got the second out by striking out
gave up two unearned runs and three hits in eight innings. He struck out eight.
"You always want to win," Sheets said. "If the team wins, you've done your job. It's not an individual thing."
put the Twins on the board in the fourth. Koskie walked then advanced to second on a groundout by
. Sheets followed with a wild pitch that catcher
blocked in front. But when Osik tried to catch the runner at third, he threw the ball in the outfield and allowed Koskie to score.
allowed two runs and six hits in six innings for Minnesota.
Milwaukee rallied for two runs in the sixth. Young singled and moved to third on a single by
, who also stole second. Both scored when
singled to right.
The Twins tied it an inning later when Hunter scored on a sacrifice fly by