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Plouffe's HR in 11th lifts Twins over Brewers

 

 MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Trevor Plouffe hit a solo home run in the top of the 11th inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.

   Plouffe's fourth homer of the season came off Manny Parra (0-1) with two outs. Parra had retired the first two batters before Plouffe connected on a 2-0 pitch that landed in the Brewers' bullpen.

   Matt Capps, the fifth Twins reliever, got three outs for his ninth save while wrapping up the Twins' fourth straight win.

   The Brewers threatened to win it in the 10th when Corey Hart singled with one out off reliever Jeff Gray (3-0). After Nyjer Morgan struck out, Ryan Braun looped the ball over second baseman Jamey Carroll and Hart raced to third on the play. But Aramis Ramirez, whose two-run homer in the eighth tied the game, popped out to center to end the inning.

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