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Brewers 7, Phillies 4

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MILWAUKEE -- No one was happier to see Cliff Lee leave the game than Milwaukee's Corey Hart, and did he ever make the Philadelphia Phillies pay.

Hart had struck out three times against Lee on Thursday night, but he hit a grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning off reliever Josh Lindblom and the Brewers beat the Phillies 7-4.

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Lee was removed after an error with two outs in the eighth kept the inning alive. Lindblom (2-3) entered the game and loaded the bases before Hart hit a 2-2 pitch just over the wall in right to snap Milwaukee's three-game losing streak.

"It was a terrible night, now it's turned into a great night," Hart said. "Striking out has become part of my repertoire, but big hits, you can't beat it."

With two outs in the eighth, Rickie Weeks was batting and Philadelphia held a 4-3 lead, Lee's 111th pitch was hit to Kevin Frandsen at third, but he made a throwing error to keep the inning alive.

Weeks reached second and Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel summoned Lindblom to face Ryan Braun, who had hit two homers off Lee. Braun was intentionally walked and Aramis Ramirez walked to load the bases.

Domonic Brown couldn't make the leaping catch of Hart's drive. It was Milwaukee's fourth home run of the game after Lee gave up three solo shots but little else.

"He was great tonight," Hart said of Lee. "He, obviously, left up a few balls for our guys to hit. I wasn't one of the guys. He was dominating me. I was happy for him to get out of there.

"Lindblom's been tough, but after the rough night I had I was excited that anybody but Cliff was out there," he said.

Since being acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 31, Lindblom has given up six earned runs in five innings over seven appearances.

"I haven't made pitches, I haven't executed," Lindblom said. "There's really no excuses other than the fact that you just got to go out and make pitches."

Lee said he understood why Manuel removed him.

"I felt good, but it wasn't really debatable," Lee said. "Charlie came out there and said, `We're going to go with a rightie.'

"Obviously, if he asks me how I feel, what I think, I'm going to tell him I want to keep pitching," he said. "It wasn't really up for debate. He kind of had his mind made up. And considering Braun is 2 for 3 with two home runs, it actually made some sense."

Livan Hernandez (4-1) pitched a scoreless eighth for the victory. Jim Henderson recorded the final two outs for his third save in four chances, getting Erik Kratz to ground out with the bases loaded to end the game.

"I hope it calms down a little bit," Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said of his bullpen's inability to record an easy save.

Lee allowed two solo home runs by Braun and a solo homer by Ramirez, but pitched 7 2/3 innings, giving up five hits without walking a batter and striking out 12. He was in line for only his third win in 22 starts until Hart's late heroics.

The homers by Braun and Ramirez allowed the Brewers to open a 3-1 lead, but Philadelphia took the lead on Frandsen's two-out double off Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada in the fifth. The right-hander recorded the first two outs of the inning and then fell apart.

Ryan Howard singled to left, Brown walked and Laynce Nix singled to load the bases. Frandsen, recalled from the minor leagues when Placido Polanco went on the disabled list on July 27, hit a 3-2 pitch to the gap in left-center field, with all runners easily scoring to give the Phillies a 4-3 lead.

Estrada took 108 pitches to get through five innings, giving up four runs, eight hits and three walks while striking out one.

Braun took early batting practice nearly four hours before the game in an attempt to snap out of a 9-for-47 slump with no walks and no home runs in his last 49 plate appearances. The NL MVP hit an 0-2 pitch from Lee off the top of the wall in right-center for his 30th homer that gave Milwaukee a 1-0 lead.

Ramirez followed with a homer to center, his 16th, to make it 2-0.

Philadelphia pulled within 2-1 in the third when Jimmy Rollins scored from third on a fielder's choice.

Braun then hit his second homer of the game in the fourth on an 0-1 pitch, marking his fifth multihomer game this season.

"Their pitchers were able to keep the ball in the ball park and we weren't," Lee said. "That's what it really came down to. Braun hit two home runs off me and Ramirez hit one as well. We've got to do a better job of keeping the ball in the ball park."

Notes

Polanco, out with back inflammation, went 1 for 3 in his first rehab game for Single-A Clearwater.. Thursday's game was the 50th for Phillies 2B Freddy Galvis in his 50-game suspension for using a performance enhancing substance. Galvis will be placed on the 15-day DL on Friday for a lower back injury.. Braun joined Prince Fielder as the only Brewers to have five seasons with at least 30 homers.. Lee has given up 12 home runs in his last six starts.

 
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Players of the Game
Milwaukee

R. Braun
AB 3
R 3
H 2
HR 2
RBI 2
Philadelphia

K. Frandsen
AB 5
R 0
H 3
HR 0
RBI 3
 
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS5110021 .246
Juan Pierre, LF5020001 .308
    John Mayberry Jr., CF0000000 .229
Chase Utley, 2B3000211 .236
Ryan Howard, 1B5131012 .230
Domonic Brown, RF4110113 .255
Laynce Nix, CF-LF3110103 .268
   a- Ty Wigginton, PH1000012 .232
Kevin Frandsen, 3B5033011 .333
Erik Kratz, C4000105 .273
Cliff Lee, P4010023 .200
    Josh Lindblom, P0000000 .000
Totals39412459  
a-struck out for Nix in the 9th
Batting
2B - Kevin Frandsen (2, M. Estrada)
RBI - Ryan Howard (19), Kevin Frandsen 3 (5)
2-OUT RBI - Kevin Frandsen 3 (5)
SB - Jimmy Rollins 2 (20, 2nd base off M. Estrada/Lucroy, 3rd base off M. Estrada/Lucroy), Juan Pierre (29, 2nd base off Veras/Lucroy)
CS - Juan Pierre (5, 2nd base by M. Estrada/Lucroy)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
E - Kevin Frandsen (3, Throwing)
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cliff Lee 7.25430123 3.83
Josh Lindblom (BS,3; L,2-3) 0.1133201 3.76
IBB - Braun by Josh Lindblom
WP - Cliff Lee (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Cliff Lee 111-82, Josh Lindblom 18-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cliff Lee 6-6
Batters Faced - Cliff Lee 29, Josh Lindblom 4
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Norichika Aoki, RF4000011 .284
Rickie Weeks, 2B4110010 .221
Ryan Braun, LF3322111 .302
Aramis Ramirez, 3B3211121 .293
Corey Hart, 1B4114031 .265
Jonathan Lucroy, C3000000 .319
    Livan Hernandez, P0000000 .000
   a- Nyjer Morgan, PH1000000 .231
    Manny Parra, P0000000 .000
    Jim Henderson, P0000000 .000
Carlos Gomez, CF3010000 .257
Jean Segura, SS3000021 .235
Marco Estrada, P1000010 .080
   b- Cody Ransom, PH1000001 .213
    Jose Veras, P0000000 .000
    Martin Maldonado, C1000010 .282
Totals31767212  
a-fouled out for Hernandez in the 8th
b-grounded out for M. Estrada in the 5th
Batting
HR - Ryan Braun 2 (31, Lee, Lee), Aramis Ramirez (16, Lee), Corey Hart (23, Lindblom)
RBI - Ryan Braun 2 (79), Aramis Ramirez (71), Corey Hart 4 (62)
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Braun (30), Aramis Ramirez (30), Corey Hart 4 (22)
SB - Carlos Gomez (22, 2nd base off Lee/Kratz)
Team LOB - 2
Fielding
E - Jean Segura (1, Missed catch of throw)
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marco Estrada 5844310 4.52
Jose Veras 2100240 4.68
Livan Hernandez (W,4-1) 1000020 5.06
Manny Parra (H,8) 0.1200010 4.44
Jim Henderson (S,3) 0.2100010 5.00
Pitches-Strikes - Marco Estrada 107-65, Jose Veras 45-28, Livan Hernandez 8-8, Manny Parra 10-7, Jim Henderson 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Marco Estrada 2-12, Jose Veras 1-1, Livan Hernandez 1-0, Jim Henderson 1-0
Batters Faced - Marco Estrada 26, Jose Veras 9, Livan Hernandez 3, Manny Parra 3, Jim Henderson 3
Game Information
Attendance - 30117
Game Time - 3:23
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Brian Gorman, First Base - Todd Tichenor, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski