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PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Rollins ran to first with a fist in the air, rounded the bag and waited for his teammates to pile on.
The Philadelphia Phillies are getting used to celebrations like this.
Rollins hit an RBI single off Francisco Rodriguez with two outs in the 10th and the Phillies rallied in their last at-bat for the fourth consecutive day, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 to complete their first three-game sweep of the season on Wednesday.
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The five-time defending NL East champions have won four in a row, including three walkoff wins.
"It shows we haven't given up," said Chase Utley, who had three hits and three RBI. "We have some ground to cover, but we have the type of guys who are determined to win."
Rollins had the winning hit in the 12th against San Francisco on Sunday. The Phillies scored four runs off Rodriguez in the ninth in a 7-6 victory Monday, and six in the eighth in a 7-6 victory Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, the Phillies signed Cole Hamels to a $144 million, six-year deal that prevents the 2008 World Series MVP from becoming a free agent in November.
They celebrated with their eighth win in 12 games since the All-Star break and moved closer to getting out of last place. The Phillies remained 9½ games behind in the wild-card standings.
"What we've done the last couple days is what we're capable of being," said center fielder Shane Victorino, who seems to be mentioned in a different trade rumor every day. "It's been fun."
Michael Schwimer (2-1) allowed an unearned run in the 10th, but earned the win.
Rollins then ripped an RBI single to right-center to end it.
"We were playing kind of rough at the end and stayed with it," manager Charlie Manuel said. "We did enough to get by."
"I haven't been around the game much, but this is the worst road trip I think I've ever been on, the most disheartening and heartbreaking, too," Brewers reliever John Axford said. "All three of the losses here were just really tough."
Carlos Gomez led off the 10th by reaching second when third baseman Ty Wigginton dropped his pop-up. Gomez advanced on a sacrifice by Cesar Izturis. After Braun was intentionally walked, Ramirez lofted a shallow fly to right. Second baseman Utley made an over-the-shoulder catch, but his off-balance turnaround throw was too late to get Gomez.
Brewers started Marco Estrada allowed five runs and eight hits in four innings.
Utley ripped an RBI double to center to put Philadelphia up 2-1 in the third. He scored on Hunter Pence looping single to right to make it 3-1.
Utley delivered again in the fourth, stroking a two-out double to left-center to drive in a pair and extend the lead to 5-1.
Weeks hit a solo shot in the sixth and Gomez drove in another run with a double to get Milwaukee within 5-3.
Worley exited with runners on second and third and one out.
The Brewers took a 1-0 lead in the second on Martin Maldonado's RBI single.
Juan Pierre hit a two-out double and scored on a single by Kratz to tie it at 1 in the bottom half.
In the first, Gomez circled the bases before realizing a ball he hit down the left-field line hooked outside the foul pole. He struck out on the next pitch.
|Jimmy Rollins' walk-off single in the 10th inning extends the Phillies' streak of last-at-bat victories to four. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
|Carlos Gomez, CF||6||2||2||1||0||1||4||.244|
|Nyjer Morgan, RF||4||0||1||0||0||1||2||.229|
|a- Jeff Bianchi, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|John Axford, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Cesar Izturis, PH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.226|
|Francisco Rodriguez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ryan Braun, LF||4||1||3||2||2||0||0||.318|
|Aramis Ramirez, 3B||5||0||0||1||0||0||6||.278|
|Corey Hart, 1B||5||1||2||0||0||1||2||.262|
|Rickie Weeks, 2B||4||1||4||1||0||0||0||.200|
|Martin Maldonado, C||5||0||1||1||0||2||0||.275|
|Cody Ransom, SS||3||1||1||0||1||2||4||.212|
|Marco Estrada, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||4||.100|
|Tyler Thornburg, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|c- Travis Ishikawa, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Livan Hernandez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|d- Norichika Aoki, PH-RF||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||.281|
|a-flied out for Morgan in the 8th|
|b-hit a sacrifice bunt for Axford in the 10th|
|c-singled for Thornburg in the 6th|
|d-struck out for Hernandez in the 8th|
|2B - Carlos Gomez (9, Worley), Ryan Braun 2 (17, Worley, Worley), Cody Ransom (10, Worley)|
|HR - Ryan Braun (28, Bastardo), Rickie Weeks (10, Worley)|
|SF - Aramis Ramirez (3)|
|SH - Cesar Izturis (3), Cody Ransom (2)|
|RBI - Carlos Gomez (23), Ryan Braun 2 (69), Aramis Ramirez (59), Rickie Weeks (34), Martin Maldonado (19)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ryan Braun 2 (26)|
|SB - Corey Hart (3, 2nd base off Papelbon/Kratz), Rickie Weeks (7, 2nd base off Worley/Kratz)|
|CS - Ryan Braun (6, 2nd base by Schwimer/Kratz)|
|Team LOB - 13|
|DP - Ramirez-Hart|
|Francisco Rodriguez (BS,6; L,2-6)||0.2||2||2||2||1||0||0||4.80|
|Pitches-Strikes - Marco Estrada 83-50, Tyler Thornburg 15-10, Livan Hernandez 26-18, John Axford 26-18, Francisco Rodriguez 14-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Marco Estrada 3-5, Tyler Thornburg 1-1, Livan Hernandez 3-3, John Axford 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Marco Estrada 23, Tyler Thornburg 4, Livan Hernandez 8, John Axford 6, Francisco Rodriguez 5|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||6||0||1||1||0||0||3||.253|
|Shane Victorino, CF||4||2||1||0||1||0||0||.253|
|Chase Utley, 2B||4||1||3||3||1||1||0||.257|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||4||0||1||0||1||2||2||.244|
|Hunter Pence, RF||5||0||1||1||0||3||4||.267|
|Ty Wigginton, 3B||5||0||1||0||0||1||1||.234|
|Juan Pierre, LF||4||1||2||0||0||0||1||.308|
|John Mayberry Jr., LF||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||.237|
|Erik Kratz, C||5||1||3||1||0||0||1||.375|
|Mike Fontenot, PR||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.298|
|Vance Worley, P||2||0||1||0||0||0||1||.107|
|Kyle Kendrick, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.063|
|Antonio Bastardo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Laynce Nix, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.320|
|Jonathan Papelbon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Michael Schwimer, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Carlos Ruiz, PH||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.345|
|a-grounded out for Bastardo in the 8th|
|b-hit a sacrifice fly for Schwimer in the 10th|
|2B - Chase Utley 2 (2, M. Estrada, M. Estrada), Juan Pierre (7, M. Estrada), Erik Kratz 2 (2, M. Estrada, Rodriguez)|
|SF - Carlos Ruiz (4)|
|SH - Vance Worley (5)|
|RBI - Jimmy Rollins (36), Chase Utley 3 (13), Hunter Pence (59), Erik Kratz (6), Carlos Ruiz (56)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins (12), Chase Utley 2 (5), Erik Kratz (3)|
|SB - Chase Utley (3, 2nd base off M. Estrada/Maldonado)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|DP - Rollins-Utley-Howard|
|E - Ty Wigginton 2 (12, Misplayed grounder)|
|Kyle Kendrick (H,2)||1.2||1||0||0||1||2||0||4.48|
|Antonio Bastardo (BS,3)||1||2||2||2||0||1||1||5.23|
|Michael Schwimer (W,2-1)||1||0||1||0||1||0||0||3.86|
|IBB - Braun by Kyle Kendrick, Braun by Michael Schwimer|
|HBP - Weeks (by Vance Worley)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Vance Worley 90-55, Kyle Kendrick 33-21, Antonio Bastardo 22-16, Jonathan Papelbon 14-8, Michael Schwimer 14-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vance Worley 4-6, Kyle Kendrick 1-2, Antonio Bastardo 1-1, Jonathan Papelbon 2-0, Michael Schwimer 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Vance Worley 28, Kyle Kendrick 7, Antonio Bastardo 5, Jonathan Papelbon 5, Michael Schwimer 4|
|Attendance - 44715|
|Game Time - 3:52|
|Temperature - 80|
|Umpires - Home - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Brian O'Nora|