Brewers top Phils for 6th straight win

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 10, 2014 at 10:15 pm •  Published: April 10, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers used a big offense on their way to an undefeated road trip.

Carlos Gomez had three hits with an RBI and the Brewers extended their winning to six games with a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.

The Brewers' wins have all come on the road during the streak. They came to Philadelphia following a three-game sweep at defending World Series champion Boston.

"It sure was (impressive)," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said of the trip. "Great pitching, some big hits, bullpen's doing a great job. Everything's working. Guys are getting some big hits right now."

They battered the Phillies with 25 runs and 38 hits in the three-game sweep. Milwaukee has batted .320 and has outscored opponents 42-18 during the streak.

"We're scoring some early and then getting to those late innings and adding on," Roenicke said.

Ryan Braun had two hits and an RBI, ending the series 6 for 12 with 10 RBIs while increasing his lifetime total to 24 RBIs in 21 games at Citizens Bank Park. Braun opened the series by homering three times in Tuesday's 10-4 win.

Khris Davis had two hits and two RBIs for the Brewers, who return home to host Pittsburgh on Friday night. Milwaukee's 6-0 road start is its best since starting the 1987 season 7-0.

"It was kind of a whole team effort on this trip and we're excited to keep it going," said Jonathan Lucroy, who doubled.

Marco Estrada (1-0) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, striking out six and walking two, to earn the victory.

"Not only with our pitching, but with our offense, it was well played overall," Estrada said. "It's the way you want to do it, we're hitting, we're pitching, it's the way we just have to keep doing it. Obviously, it's tougher on the road to do, but we did it. It just shows what kind of team we are. We're a pretty good team."

Marlon Byrd homered and had two RBIs for the Phillies, who lost their fourth straight.

"The good news is they are leaving town," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "Now we have to concentrate on gaining some momentum starting (Friday)."

Philadelphia's Chase Utley had two hits after returning from a two-game absence because of the flu. Utley batted .458 with two homers and six RBIs in his first six games prior to the illness.

Cliff Lee (2-1) struck out eight and walked none, but he also allowed eight hits that resulted in three runs in six innings. Lee has allowed 29 hits in three games.

"They're a good hitting team and they showed it in the whole series," Lee said. "They flat-out beat us."