MILWAUKEE - Former Brainerd Mighty Gulls pitcher Mike Burns took the loss Thursday as the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 at County Stadium.
In his first major league start, which lasted 5.2 innings, Burns allowed six hits and four earned runs, walked three and struck out three.
Mike Burns, a former member of the Brainerd Mighty Gulls, lasted five innings Thursday when the Brewer made his first major league start against the Twins. Minesota won the game. Associated Press
The Twins scored four runs off Burns, including two runs in a 31-pitch fourth inning, before a solo home run by Joe Crede knocked Burns out of the game.
Burns pitched for the Mighty Gulls in 1999, their second season in the Northwoods League.
The veteran right-hander was added to the Brewers' roster Tuesday from Triple-A Nashville.
Burns, 30, is a veteran of 45 relief appearances with a 5.88 ERA for the Reds, Astros and Red Sox in 2005 and 2006. He was 6-2 with a 2.98 ERA at Nashville this season and was 6-0 before losing his last two starts.
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