MILWAUKEE -- Joe Mauer hit his fourth home run of the season and Kevin Correia picked up a victory despite giving up three homers as the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-3, Monday afternoon in an interleague contest at Miller Park.
Umpires originally ruled that Mauer's seventh-inning shot, on an 0-1 fastball from Tom Gorzelanny, was a double but after reviewing the play, it was ruled a home run and gave Minnesota a 5-3 lead.
The home run provided an insurance run for Minnesota starter Correia, who allowed three solo home runs -- two of them by Carlos Gomez -- but was otherwise clean through six innings, allowing seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts to pick up his fifth victory of the season.
Brewers starter Wily Peralta (3-6) lasted just five innings, allowing four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and five walks with three strikeouts. Peralta has lost four in a row and five of six during the month of May, posting a 9.00 ERA during those five losses.
After Peralta retired his first two batters of the game, Mauer drew a walk and scored on Justin Morneau's base hit to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Twins went ahead by two in the fourth when Pedro Florimon's double drove in Aaron Hicks.
Gomez got one back in the bottom of the inning with his first homer of the game, a 436-foot shot to left field on an 1-1 change-up from Correia. But the Twins restored their two-run lead in the fifth on Ryan Doumit's two-run single up the middle.
Jean Segura led off the Brewers' sixth with his eighth homer of the season, and Gomez followed with his second of the game to cut the deficit to 4-3. But after Yuniesky Betancourt drew a walk, Jeff Bianchi hit into a double play and Alex Gonzalez flew out to right, ending the inning.
After Mauer homered in the seventh, Chris Parmelee homered in the eighth to make it 6-3.
Glen Perkins tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn his 10th save of the season.
NOTES: Ryan Braun was not in the lineup Monday due to a thumb injury that has been bothering the Brewers' left fielder for the last two weeks. Though a stint on the disabled list is unlikely for Braun, Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke suggested Braun could miss a few games while recovering. ... Correia loaded the bases with nobody out in the first inning but did not allow a run. Minnesota leads all of baseball with 53 runs allowed in the first inning this season. ... Gomez second two-home run game in the last three games moved him ahead of Braun for the team lead with 10 homers this season. ... The Twins have won two of their last 13 games while the Brewers have dropped 10 during the same stretch. ... Milwaukee signed RHP Clay Hensley to a minor league contract Monday and assigned him to Triple-A Nashville.