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PHILADELPHIA -- Back in the ballpark where he used to be an ace, Randy Wolf shut down his former team and outpitched the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner.
The Brewers became the first team to win a series against the NL East-leading Phillies this season. They'll try to complete a three-game sweep on Wednesday afternoon when Cliff Lee takes the mound for Philadelphia.
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Wolf (2-2) allowed two hits, struck out five and walked three against his former team. The left-hander had his best seasons with Philadelphia in the early 2000s, and was an All-Star in '03.
"It was tough early on. I didn't have my best stuff," Wolf said. "I tried to mix speeds a lot and I think I kept them off balance."
"I had really good defense behind me," Wolf said. "They're a dangerous team. You don't want to let them get something going."
Halladay (2-1) gave up six runs and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings. It was his worst start since he allowed six runs in six innings in a loss at the New York Yankees last June 15.
Halladay tossed a complete game at Washington last Wednesday, needing 123 pitches to do it. He got an extra day rest because of a rainout, but still wasn't as sharp as usual.
"I felt good. There were times early when there were a couple pitches that cost me that weren't where I wanted them," Halladay said.
Halladay retired the first two batters in the second before running into trouble against the bottom of the lineup. Yuniesky Betancourt doubled to deep right-center. With the pitcher on deck, Halladay fell behind in the count 3-1 to George Kottaras before grooving a fastball. Kottaras ripped an RBI single to right for a 1-0 lead.
The Brewers got another two-out run in the third when Braun hit an opposite-field shot to right.
Braun then made an outstanding play in the bottom half to rob Rollins of extra bases and save at least one run. With runners on first and second, Rollins hit a drive to deep left. Braun made a leaping, backhanded grab at the warning track after a long run.
"We were gonna score some runs there," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "He made a tremendous catch."
Fielder chased Halladay with an RBI single that extended Milwaukee's lead to 4-0. David Herndon entered and allowed McGehee's three-run shot.
"He's the best pitcher in baseball and we put together some good at-bats against him," Braun said of Halladay. "You don't want to get behind. You try to be patient, but not overly patient."
|Randy Wolf allows two hits, strikes out five and walks three against the Phils. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Rickie Weeks, 2B||5||1||2||0||0||2||2||.278|
|Carlos Gomez, CF||5||0||0||0||0||1||2||.197|
|Ryan Braun, LF||3||3||2||1||2||0||0||.373|
|Zach Braddock, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mike McClendon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Prince Fielder, 1B||4||1||3||1||1||0||1||.338|
|Casey McGehee, 3B||5||1||1||3||0||0||4||.262|
|Mark Kotsay, RF||4||1||1||1||1||0||0||.219|
|Yuniesky Betancourt, SS||5||2||2||0||0||0||1||.207|
|George Kottaras, C||4||0||1||1||1||0||2||.269|
|Randy Wolf, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.125|
|a- Erick Almonte, PH||2||0||1||2||0||1||0||.130|
|Sean Green, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Craig Counsell, LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.071|
|a-struck out for Wolf in the 7th|
|2B - Yuniesky Betancourt (4, Halladay)|
|HR - Ryan Braun (5, Halladay), Casey McGehee (2, Herndon)|
|RBI - Ryan Braun (12), Prince Fielder (17), Casey McGehee 3 (10), Mark Kotsay (2), George Kottaras (4), Erick Almonte 2 (3)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ryan Braun (3), Prince Fielder (8), Casey McGehee 3 (9), George Kottaras (1), Erick Almonte 2 (2)|
|CS - Carlos Gomez (1, 3rd base by Halladay/Ruiz)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|Randy Wolf (W,2-2)||6||2||0||0||3||5||0||3.18|
|HBP - Ruiz (by Randy Wolf)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Randy Wolf 100-60, Sean Green 8-7, Zach Braddock 10-7, Mike McClendon 11-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randy Wolf 5-8, Sean Green 2-1, Zach Braddock 1-2, Mike McClendon 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Randy Wolf 24, Sean Green 3, Zach Braddock 3, Mike McClendon 4|
|Shane Victorino, CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.308|
|Placido Polanco, 3B||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||.358|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||3||0||1||0||0||1||2||.277|
|Michael Martinez, SS||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||2||0||0||0||1||1||2||.283|
|Ben Francisco, RF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.241|
|Raul Ibanez, LF||3||0||0||0||1||1||2||.222|
|John Mayberry Jr., RF-1B||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||.333|
|Carlos Ruiz, C||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.286|
|a- Brian Schneider, PH-C||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.125|
|Wilson Valdez, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.298|
|Danys Baez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Roy Halladay, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||.125|
|David Herndon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mike Zagurski, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Pete Orr, PH-2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.417|
|a-flied out for Ruiz in the 7th|
|b-grounded out for Zagurski in the 7th|
|2B - Shane Victorino (5, Wolf)|
|SB - Shane Victorino (3, 3rd base off Wolf/Kottaras), Placido Polanco (1, 2nd base off Wolf/Kottaras)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|E - Carlos Ruiz (1, Throwing)|
|Roy Halladay (L,2-1)||6.2||10||6||6||2||3||1||2.83|
|Pitches-Strikes - Roy Halladay 112-73, David Herndon 9-3, Mike Zagurski 14-7, Danys Baez 19-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Halladay 12-4, Danys Baez 3-3|
|Batters Faced - Roy Halladay 31, David Herndon 3, Mike Zagurski 3, Danys Baez 7|
|Attendance - 45408|
|Game Time - 2:41|
|Temperature - 56|
|Umpires - Home - Tim McClelland, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Marvin Hudson|