6 in 6th leads Phils to win
September 8, 2011
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Phils RF Hunter Pence rips a two-out two-run go-ahead triple in the 6th inning. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
By the way the hometown Milwaukee crowd was cheering in the early parts of the game, you would think the Packers were scoring their touch downs at Miller Park and not Lambeau Field.
There was a six-spot put up on the board at Miller Park, but it did not come by way of the home team. After being shut down for 5 2/3 innings, the Phillies put up six runs in the 6th inning on two outs to put the Brewers in their place with a 7-2 win and expand their winning streak to four games.
The wheels fell off for Brewers starter Chris Narveson with two outs in the 6th after one-hitting the Phils through 5 2/3. Trailing 1-0, Shane Victorino ripped a double that just missed going out down the left field line. Wilson Valdez followed up with an RBI double to tie the game. Placido Polanco then drew the walk, setting up Hunter Pence for a bases-clearing two-run triple to make it a 3-1 game.
It only got worse for the Brewers.
John Mayberry followed up with an RBI infield single to make it 4-1 and scored on a ground rule double by Carlos Ruiz to make it 5-1. The tacked on one more on a Ben Francisco RBI single to make it 6-1.
Cole Hamels was dealing for the Phillies. He scattered two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two. It was the third complete game of the season for Hamels. He didn’t need to ring up many batters due to his defense playing some fine baseball behind him all night.
The Phillies are now a whopping 42 games above .500, maintaining a 10.5-game lead on the Braves who won tonight in New York.
2B: Victorino (23), Valdez (14), Ruiz (21), Pence (34). 3B: Pence (4).
WP: Hamels (14-7). LP: Narveson (10-7).