Phillies falter as Brewers win streak continues

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
April 9, 2014, 11:15 p.m.
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Ryan Braun hit a two-run triple during a three-run eighth inning rally to lead the Brewers to their fifth straight win, 9-4 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.

Carlos Gomez and Mark Reynolds homered and Jean Segura doubled and drove in a run for Milwaukee, which has won all five games during the streak on the road beginning with a sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway.

The Brewers snapped a 4-all tie in the eighth when they scored three runs on one hit off Antonio Bastardo (0-1). Reynolds scored the go-ahead run on an error by first baseman Ryan Howard, who let Logan Schafer's grounder go into right field.

Braun, who hit three homers Tuesday, broke the game open with a two-run triple to the wall in left-center that made it 7-4.

Tyler Thornburg (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the victory.

Braun, who served a 65-game suspension for violations of major league baseball's drug agreement and labor contract, was booed during each of his four putouts and every at-bat - none louder than when he reached third in the eighth.

Reynolds hit a two-run homer in the ninth.

Philadelphia starter Roberto Hernandez allowed four runs - three earned - on seven hits in five innings while coming within one strikeout of matching his career high with nine.

"Hernandez threw the ball well," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "He was mixing his pitches and did a nice job."

(The Associated Press assisted with this story.)

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