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Adam Lind's RBI single in 11th gives Brewers 8-7 win over Phillies and 4-game sweep


PHILADELPHIA — The Milwaukee Brewers came to Philadelphia with the second-worst record in the majors and left with the longest winning streak.

hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 11th inning to help the Brewers beat the Phillies 8-7 on Thursday night to complete a four-game sweep.

The Brewers blew leads of 4-0, 5-2 and 7-4 but still won their fifth straight game in a matchup of teams with the two worst records in the baseball. At least Milwaukee (33-48) has something to build on going into the second half of the season. The Phillies reached the midpoint with a 27-54 record.

"It's a four-game road sweep, that's a real good series," Brewers manager said. "These have been real good wins for us. We've really battled."

opened the 11th with a double off (2-3) and advanced to third on 's groundout. Lind then singled up the middle to break the tie.

(5-2) tossed two scoreless innings for the win. finished for his 18th save in 18 tries.

"It looks like to me we're playing our baseball again," Brewers second baseman said. "When things aren't going well, you want to step up and get a clutch hit and that's what's happening now. Everybody's contributing."

hit a two-run homer and was one of four Phillies with three hits. , and all had three hits each.

Both teams had 16 hits.

"It's disappointing to lose, but there's a lot of positives," Phillies interim manager said. "It's great to see guys swinging the bats well and hopefully that's an omen for the future."

Brewers starter allowed four runs and 10 hits in six innings and left with a three-run lead.

Philadelphia's gave up seven runs — six earned — and 10 hits in five innings in his first appearance since May 15. The right-hander missed several starts because of a strained shoulder.

Down 7-4, the Phillies rallied in the seventh. hit an RBI double off and pinch-hitter followed with a run-scoring single off . After Asche walked, Galvis knocked in Revere with a single to left to tie it at 7-7. That ended Smith's scoreless streak at 17 appearances and 16 2-3 innings.

The Brewers went ahead 3-0 in the first on consecutive RBI singles by Braun and Lind and a sacrifice fly by .

's RBI double made it 4-0 in the second. But Asche cut the deficit in half with a two-run shot in the bottom half.

Gennett singled in a run in the third for a 5-2 lead. Herrera hit a two-run single with two outs in the fourth to cut it to 5-4. But 's two-run single in the fifth extended Milwaukee's lead to 7-4.


Lind is batting .405 (17 for 42) during an 11-game hitting streak.


Brewers: OF (knee) was 1 for 2 with two RBIs in his second rehab game at Single-A Wisconsin on Thursday night. Davis had surgery June 2 to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Phillies: RHP was placed on the 15-day DL because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Billingsley took his roster spot.


Brewers: RHP (3-7, 4.14) starts the opener of a three-game series at Cincinnati. Fiers is 1-4 with a 3.86 ERA in seven games against the Reds, including five starts.

Phillies: LHP will make his second start for the second time when the Phillies open a series in Atlanta. Morgan beat the Cardinals in his major league debut on June 21. His next start was rained out after two innings.

PHOTO: Milwaukee Brewers' Matt Garza pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Milwaukee Brewers' Matt Garza pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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