Brew Crew keeps brooms away at Philly
The Milwaukee Brewers ended a 2-5 road trip with a 3-2 win at Philadelphia Thursday.
Gabe Gross hit two solo home runs, his first hits since April 27th, as the bench player ended an 0-14 slide.
With the Brewers up by one in the ninth, Francisco Cordero got a scare when Pat Burrell's long drive hit the top of the fence and bounced back in for a double.
Cordero then retired his final two batters to get his 16th save.
Ben Sheets got the win, giving up two runs on five hits in 7.66 innings and is now 4-2.
Geoff Jenkins was the only starter not to get a hit for the Brewers, who out-hit Philly 9-6.
Burrell had a solo shot for Philly, who lost for only the second time in its last eight games.
The Brewers ended a four-game losing streak and they expanded their lead in the National League Central to 5.5 over Houston.
Milwaukee starts Inter-league play Friday night with a weekend series against the Minnesota Twins at Miller Park.
Left-hander Chris Capuano will go against Twins' righty Boof Bonser.