The Twins used four home runs Thursday to down the Brewers, 8-6, at Target Field. Ryan Doumit connected for a two-run long ball, while Chris Parmelee, Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer each blasted solo shots. P.J. Walters improved to 2-and-0 despite giving up four runs on 10 hits over six innings. Minnesota swept the four-game home-and-home series.
The Twins start a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners Friday at Target Field. Mike Pelfrey will take the mound for the Twins. He is 3-and-5 with a 6.85 ERA in 10 starts this season. The M’s will counter with Hisashi Iwakuma, who is 5-and-1 with a 2.35 ERA.
The Twins have placed infielder Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain. The move comes just a day after reinstating Plouffe from the seven-day concussion DL. The Twins recalled infielder Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester to fill the roster spot.