Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 5/29/13
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The Minnesota Twins are back on track following their longest losing streak in two seasons. They still need to figure out how to win at home. Minnesota will try to end a season-high five-game skid at Target Field when its four-game series with the slumping Milwaukee Brewers continues Wednesday night. Since dropping 10 straight for their worst skid since an 11-game slide Sept. 9-21, 2011, the Twins (21-28) have won three of four, including the first two of this split series. After allowing the tying run in the ninth inning Tuesday on Jean Segura's RBI single, Minnesota capped off a 3-6 trip with a 6-5, 14-inning victory. Eduardo Escobar's sacrifice fly plated Aaron Hicks, who led off the inning with a double after homering and also robbing a home run from Carlos Gomez. "It shows that we're not going to give up," said Brian Duensing, who recorded his first career save. The Twins' Samuel Deduno (0-1, 10.13 ERA) is set to make his second start of the season after returning from injury. He gave up six runs and nine hits in six innings of a 6-0 loss at Detroit on Friday. The Twins' only hit was a one-out single in the ninth from Joe Mauer. Though it seems unlikely given his lack of work, the Twins could use an extended outing from Deduno after the bullpen logged 9-13 innings Tuesday. Deduno will face Milwaukee (19-31) for the first time. The Brewers are 5-20 this month with their starters logging a 6.57 ERA, but manager Ron Roenicke told the team's official website that he's going to stick with his current rotation through this five-game road trip. Marco Estrada (4-2, 4.94) pitched seven innings in a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday, allowing one run and four hits while matching a season high with eight strikeouts. He retired 14 straight to open the game. "I've been struggling a lot with my curveball. I felt like today that I threw a lot of them for strikes. I just built off of that," he said. Milwaukee has won the right-hander's last three starts and seven of his 10. Segura leads the NL with a .365 batting average after going 6 for 7 all singles Tuesday. He matched the team mark for hits in a game, tied most recently by Kevin Reimer on Aug. 24, 1993. "Oh my, goodness gracious, he hits about everything you throw up there," manager Ron Gardenhire said of Segura, 10 for 15 in the last three games. Milwaukee's Ryan Braun went 2 for 7 on Tuesday after a sore thumb limited him to a pinch-hitting appearance that ended Monday's 6-3 loss. Braun is batting .360 with three homers and seven RBI in a six-game hitting streak at Minnesota. Mauer is a .357 hitter in 25 home games versus Milwaukee. He's 2 for 4 with two doubles off Estrada.
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