Big Inning Propels Brewers Over Phillies

Phillies 5, Brewers 8

The Brewers had a 6-run sixth inning to lead them to an 8-5 win in the series finale against the Phillies. The Brewers had 7 hits (a single, 4 doubles, and 2 home runs) in their big inning to back Wily Peralta’s first quality start of the season. Braun extended his hitting streak to 7 games with a 2-4 performance that raised his batting average to .364.

The Brewers needed the win to avoid being swept by the Phillies. Wily Peralta had a better outing against the Twins on Tuesday, but did not get a decision in the Brewers’ 6-5 win. Ryan Braun (6 games) and Jonathan Lucroy (8 games) were looking to improve their hitting streaks.

Peralta got the first 5 Phillies out, then Cesar Hernandez singled to right. Peralta hit Emmanuel Buriss to put Hernandez on second where Jerad Eickhoff drove him in with a single to left. Peralta struck out Peter Bourjos to end the inning, but the two-out rally put the Phillies up 1-0.

Odubel Herrera singled to lead off the third inning and advanced to third when Peralta threw the ball away trying to pick him off. Maikel Franco drove him in with a single to left. Ryan grounded into a double play to end the inning and the Phillies took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the third.

Ryan Braun hit an opposite field home run with one out in the fourth to cut the Phillies lead in half. Chris Carter followed that up with an opposite field double. Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a single up the middle to put Carter on third, and Nieuwenhuis advanced to second on a bad throw to the cutoff man. Aaron Hill hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Carter and put Nieuwenhuis on third. Jonathan Villar struck out, but the Brewers managed to tie the game at 2 after four innings.

Freddy Galvis led off the sixth inning with a single and Cameron Rupp drove him in with a two-out double to left-center to give the Phillies the lead. Hernandez drove Rupp in with another double. The Phillies regained their two-run lead over the Brewers going into the bottom of the sixth.

Scooter Gennett led off the bottom of the sixth with a solo home run to cut the Phillies’ lead in half. Braun smashed a single to right and Carter hit a double to right-center field to put runners at second and third with nobody out. Nieuwenhuis smashed a double off Howard’s glove to drive in both Braun and Carter and the Brewers took the lead. Nieuwenhuis stole third without a throw. Villar just missed a home run, settling for an RBI double off the right-center field wall.

Hector Neris came in to relieve Eickhoff with a runner on second and one out. After getting Martin Maldonado to ground out to third, Alex Presley hit his first home run of the season to right field. Domingo Santana hit double down the right field line. Gennett struck out to end the inning that he led off, but the Brewers scored 6 times to take an 8-4 lead.

Bourjos got one by Santana in right field for a one-out triple in the seventh. Herrera drove Braun to the warning track for a sacrifice fly. Maldonado threw out Galvis trying to steal second to end the inning and the Brewers had an 8-5 lead at the stretch.

Jeremy Jeffress came in to close out the game for the Brewers. Jeffress worked around a two-out single to earn his sixth save of the season.

Winner of the Sausage Race: Bratwurst

Injury/Roster News

Will Smith has been seen throwing the ball before the games at Miller Park. He is still a few weeks away from a decision on whether or not surgery will be required.

Record

Games Series
Record for the Week 3-4 0-1-1
Record for the Month 8-11 1-4-1
Record for the Year 8-11 1-4-1

Sausage Race Wins

Sausage Wins
Bratwurst 2
Italian 1
Polish 2
Hot Dog 3
Chorizo 3

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