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Second-base umpire Mike Estabrook called pinch-runner Kyle Kendrick out on a pickoff even though shortstop Jean Segura tagged him without the ball and the Brewers held on to beat Philadelphia 4-3 on Saturday.
Kendrick was the second out of the inning, and the next batter doubled before Rodriguez was able to nail down his third straight save.
After the game, crew chief Tom Hallion told a pool reporter that it was an incorrect call after looking at replay.
"The ball goes in the glove and comes out of the glove with Kendrick diving back in and with Segura diving back for the ball," Hallion told a pool reporter. "Obviously, Mike was in the right position to make a pickoff play call like that. But the way that the play developed, the ball comes free and rolls right in Segura's bare hand and he comes up shows him the ball."
After Rodriguez intentionally walked Domonic Brown, he retired Michael Martinez on a groundout to end the game. Kendrick went right to the video room after the play and said he was "just mad" when he saw the replay.
"He was in a bad position to see that, but that was the game," Kendrick said. "I score right there and we have a tie game and anything can happen."
Logan Schafer went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI for Milwaukee, which won its second straight after finishing May tied for the worst winning percentage (.214) in club history.
"We got some breaks again today," Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said. "This game is fun because you're always trying to figure it out. It's frustrating because you can't do anything about it. It really isn't fair."
Peralta (4-6) entered on a four-game losing streak but had one of his best outings of the season, surrendering two runs and eight hits with six strikeouts and a walk. Peralta successfully pitched out of trouble throughout and stranded runners at second in four of his seven innings, including when he struck out Brown with his final pitch in the seventh.
Brown had 12 homers in May with six in his last five games. He went 1-for-4 with a single and a pair of strikeouts Saturday. Freddy Galvis homered and Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a double for Philadelphia, which lost its third straight and fifth in seven games. The Phillies dropped to 8-24 when scoring three runs or less.
Galvis homered to lead off the ninth before Jimmy Rollins, who didn't start due to a sore foot, followed with a pinch-hit single. Kendrick ran for Rollins and went to second on Ben Revere's sacrifice bunt, but was picked off.
"It's unfortunate, but it's one of those plays that if any one of us - any umpire - had seen the loose ball, we certainly would have come in and helped Mike out with that," Hallion said. "The problem was that I don't think anybody saw the ball. I don't think anyone from the Phillies dugout or the Brewers dugout or Kendrick knew that the ball was on the ground."
After the Kendrick out, Rodriguez intentionally walked Brown to put runners on first and second with two outs before getting Michael Martinez to ground out to end the game.
"It's kind of how things have been going for us," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.
Tyler Cloyd (1-2) gave up three runs (two earned) on eight hits with three strikeouts and one walk in seven innings.
Delmon Young was responsible for two of the Brewers' first three runs, as his throwing error in the second inning allowed Lucroy to score after Schafer's RBI single that also scored Aramis Ramirez and gave Milwaukee a 2-0 lead.
Kevin Frandsen's RBI groundout in the fourth pulled the Phillies within 2-1. But the Brewers got the run back in the fifth when Segura tripled for a 3-1 lead.
Philadelphia closed within 3-2 on Erik Kratz's RBI single in the sixth, but Lucroy homered to left with two outs in the eighth off reliever Mike Adams. It was the third homer in two games for Lucroy, who went 5-for-5 with two homers and a double in Friday's 8-5 win over Philadelphia.
|Brewers starter Wily Peralta pitches seven strong innings, giving up two runs and striking out six against the Phillies. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Norichika Aoki, RF||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||.298|
|Jean Segura, SS||4||0||1||1||0||0||1||.352|
|Ryan Braun, LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.300|
|Aramis Ramirez, 3B||3||1||1||0||1||0||0||.300|
|Jonathan Lucroy, C||4||2||2||1||0||1||1||.259|
|Logan Schafer, CF||4||0||3||1||0||0||0||.237|
|Yuniesky Betancourt, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.226|
|Jeff Bianchi, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||2||1||.250|
|Wily Peralta, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.150|
|Tom Gorzelanny, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brandon Kintzler, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Rickie Weeks, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.182|
|Francisco Rodriguez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-flied out for Kintzler in the 9th|
|2B - Aramis Ramirez (9, Cloyd), Logan Schafer 2 (4, Cloyd, Cloyd), Jeff Bianchi (3, Cloyd)|
|3B - Jean Segura (6, Cloyd)|
|HR - Jonathan Lucroy (6, Adams)|
|SH - Wily Peralta (2)|
|RBI - Jean Segura (23), Jonathan Lucroy (25), Logan Schafer (5)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jean Segura (6), Jonathan Lucroy (7)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|DP - Bianchi-Segura-Betancourt|
|E - Jeff Bianchi (1, Missed catch of throw)|
|Wily Peralta (W,4-6)||7||8||2||2||1||6||0||5.94|
|Brandon Kintzler (H,9)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||4.07|
|Francisco Rodriguez (S,3)||1||3||1||1||1||0||1||1.23|
|IBB - Galvis by Wily Peralta, Brown by Francisco Rodriguez|
|WP - Wily Peralta (2), Brandon Kintzler (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Wily Peralta 103-65, Tom Gorzelanny 7-3, Brandon Kintzler 12-10, Francisco Rodriguez 19-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wily Peralta 11-4, Brandon Kintzler 2-0, Francisco Rodriguez 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Wily Peralta 30, Tom Gorzelanny 1, Brandon Kintzler 3, Francisco Rodriguez 6|
|Ben Revere, CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.251|
|Cesar Hernandez, 2B||5||0||3||0||0||0||1||.333|
|Domonic Brown, LF||4||1||1||0||1||2||2||.271|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||3||0||1||0||1||1||1||.255|
|Michael Martinez, PR-RF||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.000|
|Delmon Young, RF||4||1||1||0||0||2||3||.215|
|John Mayberry Jr., 1B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.259|
|Kevin Frandsen, 3B||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||.239|
|Erik Kratz, C||4||0||1||1||0||0||2||.228|
|Freddy Galvis, SS||3||1||1||1||1||1||1||.228|
|Tyler Cloyd, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||3||.000|
|a- Laynce Nix, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.214|
|Mike Adams, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Antonio Bastardo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Jimmy Rollins, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.261|
|Kyle Kendrick, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.182|
|a-struck out for Cloyd in the 7th|
|b-singled for Bastardo in the 9th|
|2B - Ben Revere (4, Peralta), Cesar Hernandez (1, Rodriguez)|
|HR - Freddy Galvis (4, Rodriguez)|
|SH - Ben Revere (4)|
|RBI - Kevin Frandsen (8), Erik Kratz (15), Freddy Galvis (9)|
|2-OUT RBI - Erik Kratz (2)|
|SB - Domonic Brown (4, 3rd base off Peralta/Lucroy)|
|PK - Kyle Kendrick (1, Rodriguez)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|Outfield Assists - Ben Revere 1|
|E - Delmon Young (2, Throwing)|
|Tyler Cloyd (L,1-2)||7||8||3||2||1||3||0||4.76|
|Pitches-Strikes - Tyler Cloyd 110-72, Mike Adams 14-11, Antonio Bastardo 14-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tyler Cloyd 8-9, Mike Adams 3-0|
|Batters Faced - Tyler Cloyd 29, Mike Adams 4, Antonio Bastardo 3|
|Attendance - 41114|
|Game Time - 3:00|
|Temperature - 93|
|Umpires - Home - Tom Hallion, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi|