Milwaukee Brewers lose to Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2
MILWAUKEE — Maikel Franco homered twice and Aaron Nola pitched seven strong innings as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Friday night.
The Phillies snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Brewers.
Franco hit a two-run home run in the fifth to give Philadelphia a 4-1 lead. He blasted a solo shot over the Brewers bullpen in left in the seventh to stake the Phillies to a four-run lead.
Nola (1-2) allowed four hits and retired 11 consecutive batters at one point and 16 of 17 to close out his outing.
Milwaukee starter Zach Davies (0-2) surrendered four runs and nine hits over six innings.
The Brewers took a 1-0 lead in the first on Chris Carter’s run-scoring single. The Phillies tied the game in the fourth on Darin Ruf’s RBI single.
The Brewers added a run in the ninth on consecutive doubles by Carter and Aaron Hill.