National League Game Summary - Philadelphia at Milwaukee
(Saturday, June 8th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 4, Philadelphia 3
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Ryan Braun finished 3-for-4 and drove in the
eventual deciding run in the seventh inning, as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the
Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3, in the third tilt of a four-game series at Miller
Jean Segura went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and scored twice, while Jonathan
Lucroy and Carlos Gomez each had an RBI apiece for the Brewers, who have won
two in a row in the set.
Tyler Thornburg (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to record his
first career big league win. Francisco Rodriguez worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning
to secure the victory and pick up his fourth save of the year.
"Gorzelanny had a nice outting the first couple innings," said Brewers
manager Ron Roenicke. "Kintzler had some trouble but everyone else in the
bullpen was good."
Kyle Kendrick (6-4) surrendered three runs on eight hits while striking out
six over six frames in defeat. Domonic Brown was the only run provider for the
Phillies, hitting his league-leading 19th homer and adding a late two-run
The eventual deciding run came after the speedy Segura beat out an
infield single. He went on to steal second, and advanced to third on a wild
pitch by Phillies reliever Michael Stutes. Braun then delivered a one-out
single to left to score Segura. Earlier in the frame, Norichika Aoki tripled
but was thrown out at home trying to score on a wild pitch.
In the eighth, Michael Young and Kevin Frandsen both singled, and Brown struck
with a two-out, two-run double off reliever Brandon Kintzler for a 4-3 game.
With a chance to tie or take the lead, Ryan Howard came in to pinch hit, but
grounded out to end the threat.
Brown's solo home run in the second put the visitors on the board against
Milwaukee starter Tom Gorzelanny. It was the 38th solo homer of 47 hit by the
Phils this season, and the 39th appeared to be on its way by John Mayberry on
the next pitch, but he was robbed of a home run by Brewers center fielder
Segura answered in the third with a two-out shot of his own to tie the game.
Gorzelanny, whose last start came in October for the Washington Nationals,
threw four effective innings yielding just one run on five hits while fanning
After watching the Phillies strand runners on the corners in the sixth, the
Brewers made sure that didn't happen to them.
"We had some chances to score but we couldn't take advantage of them," said
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. "Kendrick kept us in it, they could have
scored a lot more."
Braun and Aramis Ramirez each singled to start the frame. Lucroy then ripped a
line drive to left to bring in a run and Gomez followed that up with an RBI
single to increase the hosts' lead to 3-1. Kendrick was able to get the next
three batters out to keep the damage to a minimum.
Milwaukee has won four of the six meetings against Philadelphia thus far ...
The Phillies fell to 8-25 when scoring three-or-fewer runs ... Aoki has gone
64 consecutive plate appearances without striking out ... Gorzelanny was the
first lefty to start a game for the Brewers this season ... The Phillies have
homered in 13 straight games ... Segura ranks third in the MLB with 82 hits.
06/08 23:26:52 ET
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