National League Game Summary - Milwaukee at Philadelphia
(Sunday, June 2nd)
Final Score: Philadelphia 7, Milwaukee 5
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Domonic Brown finished a double shy of the
cycle and Cliff Lee tossed 7 2/3 strong innings as the Philadelphia Phillies
held off the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-5, to avoid a three-game sweep at Citizens
Brown went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer and four RBI, while Ryan Howard,
Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis added one RBI apiece for the Phillies, who won
for just the third time in eight games.
"The more consistent he gets, the better he gets," Phillies manager Charlie
Manuel said of Brown.
Lee (7-2) was charged with three runs on seven hits and struck out a season-
high 11 without issuing a walk to win his fifth straight decision.
Antonio Bastardo allowed one run in the ninth inning, but worked out of a
bases loaded jam to pick up his first save of the season.
Jonathan Lucroy capped a stellar series with a three-run triple and Norichika
Aoki also drove in a run for the Brewers, losers in seven of their last nine
Lucroy went 8-for-13 with three homers and eight RBI over the three-game set.
Mike Fiers (1-4) lasted just 1 2/3 innings after giving up seven runs -- five
earned -- on seven hits. Fiers has dropped all three starts he's made this
season, and hasn't won a start since Sept. 8, 2012 against the St. Louis
"We battled back, and it shows this team is not out of it," Fiers said. "This
team still battled through at-bats, and late in the game we almost tied the
game or went ahead. It makes it even worse on me."
The Phillies jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning. Jimmy Rollins
ripped a two-out double and Fiers intentionally walked Howard to set the
table for Brown's three-run shot to right field. It was Brown's third homer of
the series and his eighth long ball in nine games.
John Mayberry followed with a base hit then scored on Kratz's double to
left-center. Galvis capped the inning with an RBI triple off the wall in
Philadelphia tacked on two more in the second inning. With runners on the
corners, Howard lifted a sacrifice fly to left field to score Ben Revere.
Brown followed with a triple past a sliding Aoki in right field to give the
hosts a seven-run cushion.
Milwaukee pushed four runs across in the eighth to get back into the game.
Aoki slapped a two-out single to left field to score Rickie Weeks. Carlos
Gomez followed with a single and pinch-hitter Aramis Ramirez walked to load
the bases for Lucroy, who smashed a triple off the top of the railing on the
left-field wall to clear the bases.
The hit was originally ruled a grand slam, but following a nearly five minute
review, it was determined that the ball hit the railing on the top of the wall
in left field and Lucroy awarded a triple.
Milwaukee looked poised to tie the game in the ninth inning.
Jeff Bianchi singled home Alex Gonzalez with no outs to make it 7-5.
With two on, Bastardo was able to get pinch-hitter Jean Segura to ground into
a force play before getting Aoki to fly out to left field. Bastardo then
intentionally walked Gomez to load the bases before getting pinch-hitter
Martin Maldonado to fly out to center to end the game.
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, who hasn't pitched since Wednesday, was
unavailable with an undisclosed illness.
"He was very sick today and was kind of feeling that way (Saturday)," Manuel
said of Papelbon.
Brown leads the National League with 16 home runs ... Lee has 24 career
double-digit strikeout games ... Revere stole his 11th base of the season ...
Philadelphia opens a three-game set at home against the Marlins on Monday ...
The Brewers were 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position ... Milwaukee will
open a three-game set with Oakland on Monday at Miller Park.
06/02 19:40:26 ET
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