Brewers’ offense comes alive in beatdown of Philadelphia

The Milwaukee offense came to life Friday night in Philadelphia, as the Brewers crushed the Phillies 12-4.

After managing just four runs in their last three games combined, the Crew had five before the second inning was over. Left fielder Ryan Braun got it started with a 3-run homer in the first, one of his two long balls on the night, and he finished with five RBIs. Phillies starter Vince Velasquez lasted just 3 2/3 innings, giving up 10 runs on nine hits. Four of those runs were driven in by center fielder Lorenzo Cain and first baseman Jesus Aguilar.

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The outburst led to Milwaukee putting up its most runs since a 12-3 victory over Miami on April 19.

Starter Jhoulys Chacin picked up the win, going 6 1/3 innings, giving up four runs and striking out seven. It moved him to 5-1 on the season, with that one loss coming back in early April.

The win pushed Milwaukee back in front of Chicago by a 1/2 game in the NL Central, and it gave the Brewers the best record in the NL once again.

It’ll be the same two teams tomorrow in Philadelphia, with first pitch coming at 12:05 p.m.

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