Shaw's Homer Lifts Brewers Past Phillies 3-2

Pauline Gross
July 17, 2017

The Milwaukee Brewers scored eight runs in the second inning and went on to post a 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in their series opener at Miller Park on Friday night.

Hellickson has suffered four losses during his nine-start winless drought and has settled for a no-decision in each of his last four outings, including a six-inning stint against Pittsburgh on July 6 in which he gave up three runs and five hits.

Maikel Franco finished with four hits and Odrubel Herrera hit his sixth home run of the season for Philadelphia, which has lost six of its last seven games. Travis Shaw leads the Brewers with 90 hits and 66 RBI while Domingo Santana and Orlando Arcia have combined for 173 hits and 83 RBI. The Phillies have allowed 12 runs in this series and three or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. While the Phillies are just 3-4 over his past seven starts, Nola has been rolling along. Jesus Aguilar is getting the start at first and hitting fifth against Jeremy Hellickson. Hellickson is 2-1 with a 2.74 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.

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Milwaukee made it 9-4 in the bottom of the inning on a sac fly by Manny Pina.

Corey Knebel worked a scoreless ninth for his 15th save of the season.

The Brewers are 50-41 and in first-place in the National League Central. Milwaukee also recalled OF Brett Philips from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Velasquez has been out since May 31 with a strained flexor in his right elbow.

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