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Brewers get to Worley in 7th, prevent sweep

It was one inning too much for Phils starter Vance Worley.

Though he was at 91 pitches heading into the 7th, Worley was bending a lot without breaking. He finally broke as Milwaukee hitters jumped all over him for two runs, giving the Brewers the 3-2 lead and win.

The first two outs came easy for Worley, who struck out Jonathan Lucroy and got George Kottaras to fly out to center. But the Brewers fought back in Phillies-like fashion, striking with two outs.

Phils starter Vance Worley couldn't get through the 7th, coughing up his first loss in 14 starts. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Corey Hart and the “passionate” Nyjer Morgan ripped two-out doubles to tie the game up 2-2. Ryan Braun followed with an eight-pitch at-bat that ended with the go-ahead single that wound up giving Milwaukee the win, preventing a sweep from the Phils.

The 7th inning wiped away a pair of Phils homers in the 6th that gave them the short-term lead. Shane Victorino led off the inning with a solo shot off starter Yovani Gallardo. Two batters later, Ryan Howard gave the Phils the lead with a towering shot to right center to make it 2-1.

Gallardo’s game was only mired by those two shots. The right-hander scattered three hits and a walk over seven innings, striking out 12 to improve to 16-10. His outing bested Worley, who allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out seven through 6 2/3.

The Phils saw their 14-game winning streak with Worley on the hill end. Worley’s record dropped to 11-2 and saw his ERA spike up to s 2.92. Still impressive numbers from the rookie who didn’t even make the Opening Day roster.

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