Major League Baseball
Minnesota 11, Milwaukee 3
When: 8:10 PM ET, Friday, May 18, 2012
Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Temperature: 77°
Umpires: Home - Jerry Layne, 1B - Lance Barrett, 2B - Hunter Wendelstedt, 3B - Dan Bellino
Attendance: 32421

Twins 11, Brewers 3: Denard Span collected four hits and drove in three runs as visiting Minnesota rode a 16-hit attack to its third victory in a row.

Joe Mauer had Justin Morneau added three RBIs apiece, Josh Willingham belted a two-run homer and Scott Diamond recorded his team-leading third triumph for the Twins (13-26), who still hold the major league's worst record despite the winning streak.

With the game tied at 2-2 in the fifth inning, Mauer ripped the first of his two run-scoring doubles when he deposited a low fastball into left-center field to plate Diamond and Span. Mauer, who had three hits, added an RBI double in the four-run eighth inning as the Twins pulled away.

Span had a two-run single in the sixth and an RBI single in the eighth for Minnesota, which benefited from four Milwaukee errors.

Recalled from Triple-A Rochester last week, Diamond (3-0) allowed three runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings to pick up the win.

Reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun had three hits - including a homer to lead off the sixth inning - while Norichika Aoki ripped an RBI double and Corey Hart scored twice for the Brewers, who dropped their third straight game and fifth in six outings. Milwaukee has limped to a 5-11 mark in May.

: Marco Estrada (0-3) permitted four runs on six hits in five innings to take the loss. ... Aoki, who had two hits on Friday, has nine in his last five starts. ... Milwaukee has won four of six meetings with Minnesota in each of the last two seasons.
Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Milwaukee
Scott Diamond Player Marco Estrada
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 6
5.06 ERA 7.20
Minnesota   Milwaukee
Denard Span Player Ryan Braun
4 Hits 3
3 RBI 2
0 HR 1
5 TB 6
.800 Avg .750
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 16 1 24 .364 25 10 11 2 1 0
Milwaukee 11 1 17 .314 16 5 3 2 2 4