[Billy Beane], who came to the Twins last season in the trade that sent Tim Teufel to the New York Mets, played in 80 games with the Twins in 1986, batting just .213. This season, he was with Portland of the Pacific Coast League until Sept. 1, when teams could expand their rosters.
Beane hit the first pitch from Brewer bullpen ace Dan Plesac just out of the reach of shortstop Dale Sveum to ruin another fine performance by Brewer pitchers.
The Brewers gave up just eight hits in sweeping a three-game series with Kansas City this week. And Friday night, Len Barker held the Twins to six hits, one of them Kirby Puckett's 23rd home run, in eight innings. Beane's hit was only the 15th given up by the Brewers in the last 39 innings.