Mil 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 8
Phi 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Date of game: 5/31/2013

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Milwaukee

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Jonathan Lucroy went 5-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the opener of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park.

Yuniesky Betancourt went 3-for-5 with an RBI, while Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Gomez and Jeff Bianchi each drove in a run for the Brewers, who had dropped a season-high six straight games entering the contest.

"I felt pretty good yesterday swinging the bat," said Lucroy. "Things just worked out and I was able to hit the ball hard somewhere."

Yovani Gallardo (4-5) gave up five runs on six hits -- three homers -- and three walks while striking out six over 5 2/3 innings.

Domonic Brown finished his torrid May campaign by slugging a pair of homers and driving in four runs. Brown batted .308 with a league-leading 12 home runs and 25 RBI for the month.

Jimmy Rollins added a pair of hits, including a solo homer, and scored two runs for the Phillies, losers in four of their last six games.

Cole Hamels (1-9) continued to struggle this season, giving up seven runs -- six earned -- on 12 hits while striking out three to absorb his sixth consecutive loss.

"Its tough, I felt like I had all my pitches working," said Hamels. "I made two mistakes to Lucroy and ultimately he just showed that he's a strong guy."

May was not as kind to Hamels, who finished the month 0-6 with a 4.95 earned run average.

Brown's three-run homer gave the Phillies a rare lead in the first inning. With two outs, Rollins ripped a base hit to center field. With Ryan Howard batting, Rollins swiped second base and Howard ended up drawing a walk to set the table for Brown, who roped a line-drive over the right-field fence.

It was the first three-run home run for the Phillies since Howard cracked a three-run shot on April 26 against the New York Mets.

Milwaukee, though, added a pair of runs in the second and four in third to go up 6-3. Hamels hit Gomez with a pitch and the shifty outfielder stole second before he moved to third on Humberto Quintero's throwing error. Lucroy followed with an RBI double and moved to third on a Betancourt single before scoring on Bianchi's ground out.

The Brewers loaded the bases with no outs in the third. Ramirez drove in Norichika Aoki with a broken-bat single through the hole on the right side. Gomez followed with a sacrifice fly to score Jean Segura and Lucroy singled home Ryan Braun to give the visitors a two-run edge. Betancourt capped the inning with a run-scoring infield single that deflected off Hamels.

Rollins pulled the Phillies within 6-4 with his solo shot in the home half, but Lucroy crushed a homer of his own in the fifth to make it a three-run game.

Brown's second homer of the night, a no-doubter to right field, brought the Phils back within two runs, but Lucroy crushed his second solo shot to left- center field in the ninth to give Milwaukee the decisive 8-5 spread.

Francisco Rodriguez hurled a perfect ninth inning to notch his second save of the season.

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