Philadelphia at Milwaukee

Final 11th
W: B. Myers (2-3) L: M. Parra (0-1)
S: J. Mesa (1)
HR: PHI - J. Werth (4)   MIL - R. Braun (20)

Phillies net five runs in ninth, two in 11th to best Brewers

CBS wire reports

MILWAUKEE -- Down six, the Philadelphia Phillies kept the faith. Some luck didn't hurt either.

Wes Helms hit a two-out, two-run double in the 11th inning, and the Phillies came back to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-6 on Sunday. The Phillies needed five runs in the ninth -- including three off Brewers closer Francisco Cordero, two on a fielding error by Ryan J. Braun -- just to tie the game and get it to extra innings.

"We were very lucky," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "I feel like definitely we had some luck there at the end. They tattooed some balls really hard there at the end, and we were lucky to stay in there and win the game."

Helms' hit in the 11th scored Ryan Howard, who had walked, and Aaron Rowand, who had singled off reliever Manny Parra (0-1).

The loss shrunk Milwaukee's lead in the NL Central to a half-game over the Chicago Cubs. The Phillies moved within 4½ games of the New York Mets in the NL East. The Cubs played the Mets Sunday night in Chicago.

Brett Myers (2-3) pitched 1 1/3 innings to get the win, and Jose Mesa pitched the 11th for his first save of the season.

"What a game," Myers said. "It was going to be a bad flight home, period, being down 6-1. And we did it against probably the best closer in the National League for this season. That just speaks volumes for this team and the kind of heart they have."

The victory came one night after Milwaukee came back from a 5-1 deficit to beat the Phillies with a two-run homer by Prince Fielder in the eighth. Corey C. Hart robbed Tadahito Iguchi of a game-tying homer in that one, and on Sunday Rowand robbed Braun of a home run in the 11th to help preserve the win.

Still, Milwaukee loaded the bases with two outs in the 11th before Craig Counsell lined out to end it.

Braun homered in the fifth to become the fastest to reach 20 career home runs in Brewers history. He has 20 home runs and 53 RBIs in 64 games since the Brewers purchased his contract from Triple-A Nashville on May 24. He is the fastest to 20 career home runs since Albert Pujols hit his 20th home run in his 63rd game in 2001. Braun also tripled in the sixth.

Jenkins had four hits and three RBI for Milwaukee.

Cordero recorded his first blown save at home this season -- and sixth in 40 chances overall -- as the Phillies scored five runs in the ninth to tie it.

Jayson Werth, the second batter in the ninth, hit a two-run homer off Matt Wise, who was then replaced by Cordero.

Cordero got two outs before loading the bases on two walks and a single. He then hit Howard with a pitch to force in a run, making it 6-4. Rowand, next up, hit a ground ball to Braun, who let the ball get under his glove into left field for an error. The ball was originally scored a hit but changed after the game. Cordero retired Helms to end the inning.

"Any loss is frustrating. It was bad tonight," Cordero said. "We were not able to hold onto the lead. This is the way it is sometimes. We're not pitching against little kids, we're pitching against big league hitters."

Brewers manager Ned Yost said he was hesitant to use Cordero for a third straight day. Helms noticed the difference.

"Cordero wasn't himself today, and we worked good at-bats off him," he said. "It wasn't really the big homer that beat him. We worked a win."

Helms made sure of it in the 11th, as the former Brewer silenced the booing fans.

"That is just the nature of this city," said Helms, who played in Milwaukee from 2003 to 2005. "They do it to every player that comes back that used to play here.

"I think fans don't realize that actually pumps a player up, and it makes me want to beat them."

The blown save spoiled a good outing from starter Jeff Suppan, who was seeking his first win since June 22. He gave up one run and five hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out three and walking one.

Phillies starter Adam Eaton gave up four of the six runs he allowed in the first inning. In 4 1/3 innings, he gave up nine hits and three walks.

Suppan was in control early. He did not allow a runner past second base in the first five innings but ran into some trouble in the sixth, when Rowand's RBI single cut the lead to 6-1.

The Brewers jumped on Eaton early, with their four first-inning runs coming on three straight two-out doubles -- all to the opposite field. That included a two-run double by Jenkins.

Jenkins also had an RBI single in the fifth to make it 6-0.

Burrell singled in the sixth to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, tying his career high.

"Wins like this can start your momentum," Rowand said. "We'll try and take this into the off day and go into that day on a good note."


  • Milwaukee's 6-5 victory Saturday equaled its largest comeback victory of the season. The Brewers trailed 5-1 in the game before scoring three times in the sixth and twice in the seventh.
  • The crowd of 43,716 marked Milwaukee's 24th sellout this season, a franchise record. The Brewers sold out of five of the six games on the homestand.
Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Ryan Howard scores the game-winning run off a two-run RBI double from Wes Helms.  (AP)
Ryan Howard scores the game-winning run off a two-run RBI double from Wes Helms. (AP)

Players of the Game

R. Braun
AB 6
R 1
H 2
HR 1

J. Werth
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1

Related Video

Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS4100202 .291
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B6230010 .262
Pat Burrell, LF4010112 .268
    Chris Roberson, PR-RF1100000 .313
Ryan Howard, 1B4101114 .268
Aaron Rowand, CF6121022 .315
Greg Dobbs, 3B1000100 .286
   a- Wes Helms, PH-3B4112004 .254
Jayson Werth, RF-LF5122111 .253
Chris Coste, C6010033 .328
Adam Eaton, P1000002 .224
    Clay Condrey, P0000000 .000
   b- Abraham Nunez, PH1000010 .249
    Geoff Geary, P0000000 .000
   c- Carlos Ruiz, PH1000000 .259
    J.C. Romero, P0000000 .000
    Brett Myers, P0000100 .000
    Jose Mesa, P0000000 .000
a-flied out for Dobbs in the 6th
b-struck out for Condrey in the 7th
c-lined out for Geary in the 9th
2B - Tadahito Iguchi (21, Villanueva), Wes Helms (16, Parra)
HR - Jayson Werth (4, Wise)
SH - Adam Eaton (6)
RBI - Ryan Howard (90), Aaron Rowand (62), Wes Helms 2 (33), Jayson Werth 2 (16)
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Howard (41), Aaron Rowand (35), Wes Helms 2 (13)
Team LOB - 12
DP - Rollins-Iguchi-Howard, Rollins-Iguchi-Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
Adam Eaton 4.1966331 6.09
Clay Condrey 1.2100200 5.88
Geoff Geary 2200010 5.28
J.C. Romero 0.2000120 2.27
Brett Myers (W,2-3) 1.1100010 5.09
Jose Mesa (S,1) 1100200 5.80
IBB - Counsell by Adam Eaton, by Fielder, Fielder by Clay Condrey, Estrada by Jose Mesa
Pitches-Strikes - Adam Eaton 96-58, Clay Condrey 26-11, Geoff Geary 26-14, J.C. Romero 15-8, Brett Myers 19-14, Jose Mesa 15-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Eaton 4-5, Clay Condrey 5-0, Geoff Geary 4-0, Brett Myers 3-0, Jose Mesa 1-2
Batters Faced - Adam Eaton 24, Clay Condrey 8, Geoff Geary 7, J.C. Romero 3, Brett Myers 5, Jose Mesa 6
Milwaukee Brewers
Corey Hart, CF6130010 .281
J.J. Hardy, SS6010012 .271
Ryan Braun, 3B6121023 .347
Prince Fielder, 1B3100310 .287
Kevin Mench, RF4221204 .276
Geoff Jenkins, LF6143011 .269
Damian Miller, C5021012 .268
   a- Johnny Estrada, PH0000100 .289
Craig Counsell, 2B4000204 .235
Jeff Suppan, P3000004 .093
    Brian Shouse, P0000000 .000
    Carlos Villanueva, P0000000 .200
    Scott Linebrink, P0000000 .000
   b- Joe Dillon, PH1000000 .667
    Matt Wise, P00000001.000
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
    Derrick Turnbow, P0000000 .000
   c- Tony Graffanino, PH1000000 .237
    Manny Parra, P0000000 .250
a-was walked intentionally for D. Miller in the 11th
b-grounded out for Linebrink in the 8th
c-grounded out for Turnbow in the 10th
2B - Corey Hart (19, Eaton), Kevin Mench 2 (16, Eaton, Eaton), Geoff Jenkins 2 (17, Eaton, Mesa), Damian Miller (6, Eaton)
3B - Ryan Braun (3, Condrey)
HR - Ryan Braun (20, Eaton)
RBI - Ryan Braun (53), Kevin Mench (29), Geoff Jenkins 3 (45), Damian Miller (19)
2-OUT RBI - Kevin Mench (15), Geoff Jenkins 2 (8), Damian Miller (11)
Team LOB - 14
E - Ryan Braun (16, Misplayed grounder), Matt Wise (1, Misplayed grounder)
Milwaukee Brewers
Jeff Suppan 5.2511130 4.84
Brian Shouse 0.1000000 1.87
Carlos Villanueva 1100120 4.07
Scott Linebrink 1000030 3.49
Matt Wise0121001 3.43
Francisco Cordero (BS,6) 1131200 3.28
Derrick Turnbow 1000120 3.96
Manny Parra (L,0-1) 1222200 2.87
HBP - Howard (by Francisco Cordero)
WP - Jeff Suppan (6)
Pitches-Strikes - Jeff Suppan 83-48, Brian Shouse 5-3, Carlos Villanueva 23-14, Scott Linebrink 13-11, Matt Wise 8-4, Francisco Cordero 40-19, Derrick Turnbow 16-9, Manny Parra 21-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeff Suppan 8-6, Carlos Villanueva 1-0, Matt Wise 1-0, Francisco Cordero 1-3, Derrick Turnbow 1-0, Manny Parra 2-1
Batters Faced - Jeff Suppan 23, Brian Shouse 1, Carlos Villanueva 5, Scott Linebrink 3, Matt Wise 2, Francisco Cordero 8, Derrick Turnbow 4, Manny Parra 7
Game Information
Attendance - 43716
Game Time - 3:58
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Mike Reilly, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Andy Fletcher