Minnesota Twins defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 11-3

Minneapolis - Manny Parra had started to turn around his season and pitched as well this month as anyone else in the rotation.

He was gaining confidence and becoming a consistent cog in the quality-start machine the Milwaukee Brewers had been running on over the past month.

The lone left-hander in the rotation, Parra had gone 3-0 with a 3.00 earned run average in May and had won his last three decisions after starting the season with four consecutive losses.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) When Michael Cuddyer hit a broken-bat liner down the third-base line in the sixth inning Friday night, he started pumping his legs.

Having hit a three-run homer in the first inning, a double in the third and a single in the fourth in Minnesota's 11-3 win over Milwaukee, Cuddyer knew he was a triple away from hitting for the cycle.

When he rounded second, Cuddyer saw that left fielder Ryan Braun hadn't gotten to the ball bouncing around in the corner....