Twins 4, Brewers 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Kirby Puckett’s sacrifice fly tied the score and pinch-hitter Dave Engle delivered a run-scoring single as the Minnesota Twins scored twice in the seventh inning Tuesday night to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3.
Engle singled home Tim Teufel, who had reached second base on a sacrifice bunt that Danny Darwin, 7-16, threw away for an error. Mark Salas had led off the inning with a single and eventually scored on Puckett’s sacrifice fly.
Steve Howe, 2-3, the fourth Twins pitcher, pitched 3 2-3 hitless innings for the victory.
The Brewers had taken a 3-2 lead in the third on consecutive home runs by Earnest Riles, his fifth of the year, and Cecil Cooper, his 12th. Both blows came off Ken Schrom, who has allowed 26 home runs this season.
Paul Molitor singled, Riles doubled and Cooper hit a sacrifice fly to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
Roy Smalley hit his 12th homer in the bottom of the first to tie the score, and Salas doubled and scored on a single by Puckett that made it 2-1 in the second.
Darwin has lost 11 of his last 12 decisions.