Samuel Deduno (1-1) allowed one run over seven innings, matching his career high in the longest outing by a Minnesota starter in 14 games, to secure his first victory of 2013. Ryan Doumit had a two-run double, rookie catcher Chris Herrmann drove in another and Aaron Hicks banged a solo home run to lead the Twins, who jumped Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada (4-3) for three first-inning runs and never looked back. Deduno was wild (two walks, three hit batsmen) but effective in halving his earned-run average to 5.12 from 10.13. The Twins played stellar defense behind him. Casey Fien relieved Deduno with two on and nobody out in the seventh and induced a double play from Aramis Ramirez. Next, first baseman Chris Parmelee tumbled into the photographer's well to snag Carlos Gomez's foul fly. Earlier Hicks saved a run with a diving catch in left center. MEANING: The Twins won for the fourth time in five games since ending a 10-game losing streak. They improved to 22-26 and snapped a five-game losing streak at Target Field.
Deduno, defense shine as Twins beat Brewers 4-1
St. Paul Pioneer Press | May 30