Ricky Nolasco threw 89 decent, good or great pitches Wednesday night, mostly the latter, and one really bad one. With that kind of ratio, he’s not going to obsess over the baseball that landed 400 feet away.

Especially since Oswaldo Arcia hit one that might have traveled farther.

“I’m not going to let one pitch ruin my night,” Nolasco said after Arcia erased the righthander’s one-inning hiccup with a three-run tape-measure blast of his own, carrying the Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Brewers. “Obviously I’d like to have it back, but at the same time, [Aramis Ramirez] is a proven power threat. … Sometimes it happens.”

It does, but it matters much less when Arcia puts on a hitting display like this one. With two runners on in the fourth inning, the second-year outfielder snapped at an inside fastball and cannoned it off the top of the right field foul pole, perhaps the only thing keeping that baseball in the Central Time Zone. “You don’t really have to run on that ball because you know it’s hit so far,” said Josh Willingham, who was standing on first base. “I just sort of watched it and saw it clip the foul pole.”

And the most amazing part of Arcia’s night was this: That titanic blast wasn’t even his most impressive at-bat. No, it was a much more gentle swing, almost a return of serve three innings later, that most shocked the Brewers. With the score tied 4-4 and Willingham on second base, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, wary of Arcia, called upon his secret lefty-killing weapon: reliever Will Smith, who possesses a diving slider that lefthanders find irresistible. How irresistible? Smith had faced 37 lefthanded hitters this season, struck out 18 of them, walked only four and surrendered only four feeble singles for a .121 batting average.