Brewers earn 5-2 win at Philadelphia

The Milwaukee Brewers have won back-to-back games.

Backed by another strong outing by starter Gio Gonzalez, the club came up with a 5-2 win at Philadelphia Wednesday night. The veteran lefty went 5 1/3 innings, giving up just one run on seven hits to pick up the win. He’s now 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA in four starts since signing with Milwaukee last month.


Four relievers came on to finish the job, including Josh Hader, who picked up his 11th save of the year in throwing a scoreless ninth inning.

Offensively, Milwaukee tagged Phillies starter Jake Arrieta with five runs, four earned, in six innings of work. The big hit came courtesy of first baseman Jesus Aguilar, who drove in a pair with a single in the third inning.

The win moved Milwaukee to within two games of the Chicago Cubs for the lead in the NL Central.

The Brewers and Phillies will close out their four-game series on Thursday with first pitch coming at 12:05 p.m.