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Brewers get comeback win over Twins 7-5 at Miller Park

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer and rookie closer John Axford converted his first six-out save to help Milwaukee's bullpen hold on in the Brewers' 7-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

Rickie Weeks homered for Milwaukee, which built a 7-3 lead until reliever Todd Coffey allowed a two-run double to Delmon Young with no outs in the eighth.

Axford entered, getting pinch-hitter Jim Thome to pop up. He walked Nick Punto, but doubled off Young on Jason Kubel's broken bat liner back to the mound.

In the ninth, Axford allowed a two-out single to Joe Mauer, then struck out Justin Morneau for his fifth straight save since taking the role from career saves leader Trevor Hoffman.

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