By Eric Fischer
The Milwaukee Brewers had to come from behind on Saturday night to beat the Twins 5-4. Freddy Peralta, making his second career start, could not find the magic he had last Sunday, giving up 6 walks and 4 runs in just 4 innings of work, including a 2-run home run to Jake Cave. Once again, the Brewers bullpen slammed the door shut on opponents, allowing only 2 hits and 2 walks after Peralta’s night came to an end in the 4th. Milwaukee’s offense started slow, trailing 4-2 after 4 innings, with the early offense being provided by Jesus Aguilar who had a sacrifice fly in the 1st and another home run in the 4th. Manny Pina hit a double to bring the Brewers within one and later scored on a wild pitch to tie the game in the 5th. In the 8th, Christian Yelich left the yard on an opposite-field home run to give Milwaukee a 5-4 lead it would not surrender. Josh Hader earned the win, coming in with 2 outs in the 7th and pitching 2.1 innings and striking out 6. The Brewers are now 11-5 in one-run games and lead the NL Central by 1.5 games with a 28-18 record. Milwaukee looks for the sweep on Sunday afternoon with Junior Guerra on the hill, facing off against former Brewers minor leaguer Jake Odorizzi.