MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins finally got the performance they'd been craving from Eric Milton.
Milton pitched eight strong innings and got the win when Milwaukee reliever Luis Vizcaino walked in one run and balked in another in the bottom of the eighth as the Twins beat the Brewers 4-3 Sunday.
Milton (9-6) gave up two runs and four hits to get the win. He matched his season-high with eight strikeouts.
"Everything was working tonight for me," Milton said. "I've got to take advantage of it when it happens."
Denny Hocking started the winning rally with a leadoff single against Glendon Rusch (5-6). One out later, Matthew LeCroy blooped a single to right.
Vizcaino relieved and struck out Torii Hunter. But he walked Bobby Kielty and then walked Mohr on a 3-2 pitch to force in Hocking.
Then Vizcaino stopped in mid-motion on his first pitch to Brian Buchanan and was called for a balk that forced in pinch-runner Cristian Guzman. Vizcaino said after the game that the spikes of his left shoe hit his right leg during his motion and caused him to stop his delivery.
Eddie Guardado pitched the ninth for his 24th save in 26 opportunities. He allowed a two-out RBI double to Ryan Thompson but struck out Alex Ochoa to end the game.
The Twins took two of three games from the Brewers and extended their AL Central Division lead to six games over the Chicago White Sox.
Notes: Hocking is 7-for-9 all-time against Rusch. ... Twins OF Jacque Jones, in the throes of an 0-for-20 slump, got the day off against the left-hander Rusch. Jones is hitting .191 against lefties versus .326 against righties. ... Twins 1B Doug Mientkiewicz also got the day off after mildly spraining his ankle Saturday. ... Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will rejoin the team today in Oakland after missing five games to attend his father's funeral in Oklahoma. ... Attendance Sunday was 33,193, fourth-highest at the Metrodome this season. ... Matt Stairs homered twice and Jose Cabrera pitched six strong innings to lead the Brewers past the Twins 10-2 Saturday. Stairs went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in the second and a two-run shot in the fifth. Corey Koskie homered for the Twins.
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