Brewers Routs Marquis, Twins 16-4
The Twins lost 16-4 in Milwaukee to the Brewers Sunday afternoon. Jason Marquis allowed 8 hits and 8 earned runs in 1 2/3 innings to take the loss and drop to 2-4. His ERA swells to 8.47. Joe Mauer led the Twins with 4 hits and Josh Willingham had 1 hit and 1 RBI for Minnesota. The Twins were so far behind that backup catcher Drew Butera threw 1 scoreless inning of relief including a strikeout of former Twin centerfielder Carlos Gomez. The Twins’ 4-game win streak is snapped.
Minnesota is 14-27 and will take the day off today before starting a 3-game series in Chicago against the White Sox Tuesday night at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:40. Righthander P.J. Walters (1-1) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Gavin Floyd (3-4) toes the rubber for the White Sox.