A home series with the Minnesota Twins usually brings out the best in the Milwaukee Brewers.
With the way things have been going, the reigning NL Central champions will be desperate for that trend to continue when they open a three-game set with the Twins on Friday night at Miller Park.
Milwaukee (16-22) lost for the fourth time in five games Thursday, falling 4-0 at Houston. The Brewers have totaled eight runs in those defeats while batting .152 with runners in scoring position.
"We have a lot of things that we have to start doing better offensively,'' manager Ron Roenicke said.
Milwaukee enters interleague play with the NL's fourth-worst record and is six games out of first in the Central. The Brewers raced to a division crown last season thanks to their outstanding play at Miller Park, leading the majors with a franchise-record 57 home wins. They didn't lose their ninth game in Milwaukee last season until June 9, their 31st home contest, but are 9-9 in front of the home fans ...