The Phillies tallied three runs in the fifth inning and held on to beat the Brewers 4-3 and deny Milwaukee the three-game sweep in Philly. Lorenzo Cain, Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun plated runs for Milwaukee, which finished 3-and-5 on its road trip. Manager Craig Counsell said that the game came down to some early game miscues.
Dan Jennings suffered the loss, after Counsell pulled starter Brandon Woodruff after only 4 innings of work.
The crew will get another crack at the Phillies this weekend, but first, they will open up a six-game homestand with the first of three against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park tonight. Right-hander Junior Guerra gets the start tonight opposite Cubs left-hander Jose Quintana. The Brewers currently lead the Cubs by one half game in the N-L Central, making this a very important mid-season match up.