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Brewers hold off late Phillies rally for 7-5 win

Innings of three and four runs on offense put the Brewers ahead

Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

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After a hiccup in the series against the Cubs, the Brewers offense has been heating up again. With another seven runs tonight, the offense provided more than enough for the pitching staff. They needed it, as the strong Brewers bullpen bent, but didn’t break in a 7-5 win over the Phillies.

The Phillies struck first, with Kyle Schwarber leading off the game with a solo home run for the second consecutive night. They added to that lead an inning later with another solo home run, this time from J.T. Realmuto. That put the Phillies up 2-0 after the top of the second.

From there, the Brewers offense came alive. Mark Canha hit a one-out ground-rule double, and Brice Turang followed that up with a single to center for the first run. Turang stole second and Tyrone Taylor brought him in with an RBI double. Christian Yelich added on as well, bringing in Taylor on an RBI single to put the Brewers ahead 3-2.

Meanwhile, Colin Rea settled down after those early home runs. He only allowed three hits, though two of those were solo home runs. Other than that, he struck out six in 4 13 innings of work.

The Brewers continued to add on in the fifth inning. A one-out double by William Contreras set up Carlos Santana, who homered to increase the Brewers lead to 5-2. Willy Adames then had a two-out walk, and Canha brought in Adames with his second double of the day. Turang once again followed up a Canha double with a single, and the Brewers extended their lead to 7-2.

From there, the Brewers bullpen got to work. Andrew Chafin entered the game first and put up a scoreless inning with a strikeout. Trevor Megill came in after Chafin, and the Phillies got him right away with a home run from Trea Turner. However, Megill settled down from there, getting all five of his outs by strikeout while working around a double and a walk in the sixth.

Hoby Milner came in for the eighth, but only got an out on a fielder’s choice. He walked Schwarber and then had a throwing error trying to get Bryce Harper at first. From there, Elvis Peguero entered to finish the inning. Nick Castellanos scored Turner with a sacrifice fly, but Peguero got Bryson Stott to ground out to end the inning.

Devin Williams came in for the ninth to finish out the game. He got a lineout from Alec Bohm to start the inning, but struggled from there. Realmuto singled and Brandon Marsh walked to put two runners on base. Jake Cave grounded out for the second out but moved both runners up. Schwarber struck again from there, singling to bring in Realmuto and putting runners at the corners with the score now 7-5. After a pinch-runner stole second representing the tying run, Turner struck out to end the game as Williams escaped the jam.

The Brewers offense put together 12 hits in the game. Andruw Monasterio led the offense with a 3-for-4 day. Turang, Canha, and Contreras each had two-hit games, and Santana and Turang each had two RBI.

Despite giving up three home runs, the pitching staff kept the Phillies in check. They recorded 13 strikeouts as a team, with Rea having six of them and Megill with five.

With the Reds pulling off another come-from-behind win over the Cubs, the Brewers increased their lead in the division to 4 12 games. They have a chance to pull off the sweep tomorrow afternoon, with Wade Miley on the mound. Opposing him will be Ranger Suárez of the Phillies. It will be an earlier than usual Sunday afternoon game for the Brewers, with first pitch set for 12:05 p.m. The game will be available on Peacock and the Brewers Radio Network.