MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer had three hits, a homer and two RBIs to help Anthony Swarzak win his major league debut, pushing the Minnesota Twins past the Brewers 6-2 on Saturday night and ensuring Milwaukee's first series loss in five weeks.
Swarzak sprinkled five singles over seven shutout innings, walking two and striking out three. The 23-year-old had runners on with one out or less in five different innings, but he put his fastball in the right places and was able to walk confidently off the mound without any damage.
The Brewers won eight of their last 10 series, tying two, while surging to the top of the NL Central following a 4-9 start. This is their first two-game losing streak since the first two days of May.