Doubles were trouble for the Brewers as the Phillies hit five of them in their 4-2 victory last night to complete the series sweep and widen their lead in the NL East by four games.
Cole Hamels was solid, if not spectacular, in picking up his fourth win of the season. He tossed 6 2/3 innings, giving up two home runs in the sixth and helping his own cause with an RBI double in the second. The bullpen combination of Chad Durbin, Danys Baez, and JC Romero would keep the Brewers offense in check, enabling Romero to pick up his first save since July 10, 2008.
The Brewers are a dismal 4-12 at home this season, and were swept for the second consecutive series. Pitcher Doug Davis was scratched from his start after being diagnosed with pericarditis, an inflamation of the tissue surrounding the heart. His condition is not serious, and he should be out of the rotation for two weeks.
The Phillies return home to face the Pirates to begin a seven game homestand. Kyle Kendrick (1-1, 5.89 ERA) takes the mound against Charlie Morton (1-6, 9.19 ERA). The Phils may also be bostered by the return of Jimmy Rollins to the lineup.
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