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After getting a night off, the hot-hitting Khris Davis will likely be back in the lineup as the Milwaukee Brewers try for only a second win in their last nine games against Minnesota Twins.

The Brewers also look to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat at Target Field in the finale of their four-game, home-and-home set against the Twins on Thursday night.

Davis is batting .385 (20 for 52) with five homers, six doubles, 10 RBIs and 14 runs scored in his last 14 games but was out of the lineup Wednesday in Minnesota. Manager Ron Roenicke said the left fielder was just getting a breather.

"Nothing wrong with him. He's been going really well, and I want to keep it that way," Roenicke told the team's website.

Without Davis, the Brewers (35-25) suffered a second straight 6-4 loss to Minnesota. Milwaukee lost to the Twins at Miller Park a day earlier.

Milwaukee looked like it might rally for a win when Aramis Ramirez hit a tying three-run homer in the seventh in his return from the disabled list (strained left hamstring). Oswaldo Arcia, though, singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the inning off reliever Will Smith and finished with a season-high four RBIs in his club's fourth win in six games.

Smith later gave up an RBI single to Trevor Plouffe for his second earned run allowed in 30 appearances this season.

"We showed a lot of resiliency tonight," said outfielder Josh Willingham, who had two hits and is batting .440 with 11 RBIs in his last eight games.

Minnesota (28-29) turns to Kevin Correia (2-6, 5.87 ERA) as it seeks to move back to .500 for the first time since May 24.

Correia gave up one run over six innings to the New York Yankees on Saturday but didn't get enough support for a decision in a 3-1 loss.

The right-hander was 2-6 with a 6.75 in his prior nine games but is 3-0 with a 3.57 ERA in his last three starts against Milwaukee. He gave up three solo homers - two to Carlos Gomez - and four other hits in six innings in his lone matchup last year, a 6-3 win at Miller Park on May 27.

Wily Peralta (4-5, 2.73) was also the Brewers' starting pitcher in that game. He gave up four runs and five walks in five innings in his only start against Minnesota. The right-hander enters this matchup 0-4 with a 3.64 ERA in his last five games.

He allowed a season-high six runs in 5 2-3 innings in an 8-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Peralta tweaked his back in the second inning but said it didn't affect him.

"I don't feel like I had my best today, but you know you're going to have days like that; you're going to have to make pitches," Peralta told the Brewers' official website. "I wasn't able to do that today."

Davis went 3 for 7 in the two games against Minnesota earlier this week and is batting .432 (19 for 44) with three homers and five doubles in interleague play. Ramirez is 10 for 25 (.400) with a pair of homers and seven RBIs in his six games against AL teams and has at least one hit in each.

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