Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun, left, slides into second base for an RBI-double past Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Philadelphia. Milwaukee won 7-4. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Matt Slocum
June 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jonathan Lucroy and Ryan Braun seem to always have a good time when hitting at Citizens Bank Park. It was no different on Monday night.

Lucroy had four of the Brewers' season high-tying 16 hits and drove in two runs and Braun added three hits and an RBI, leading Milwaukee to a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night in a matchup of the two worst teams in baseball.

''That was kind of vintage Lucroy tonight,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

Adam Lind and Aramis Ramirez each had a pair of RBIs for the Brewers, who have won five of seven to improve to 30-48.

Lucroy is batting .500 (22 for 44) in 11 games in Philadelphia while Braun is hitting .418 (38 for 91) in 23 games.

Five Milwaukee relievers combined to pitch four scoreless innings.

''Our bullpen did the job. They've been consistent all year,'' Counsell said. ''We really executed tonight on offense. We had some good at-bats and kept adding on runs.''

Cesar Hernandez had a pair of hits and an RBI for Philadelphia.

The Phillies fell to a major league-worst 27-51 hours after the Phillies introduced Andy MacPhail as the new man in charge of the club.

The veteran baseball executive joined the Phillies with plans to take over as team president after this season. He'll eventually replace Pat Gillick, who helped choose his successor. MacPhail will serve as a special assistant to Gillick for the rest of this season, then take over all business and baseball operations.

Interim manager Pete Mackanin, who took over after Ryne Sandberg's resignation on Friday, said the events of the day didn't negatively affect the Phillies.

''On the surface, it appeared everybody was going about business as they normally do,'' Mackanin said. ''Guys played well. They outscored us, basically.''

Jimmy Nelson (5-8) won consecutive starts for the first time this season despite giving up four runs and six hits in five innings.

Sean O'Sullivan (1-6) continued his season-long struggles, allowing a season-high 12 hits while giving up six runs in five innings.

''I was ahead of guys,'' O'Sullivan said. ''The problem was putting them away. Tonight's on me.''

Philadelphia was up 4-1 through two innings, but Milwaukee cut the lead to 4-2 on Lind's sacrifice fly in the third and got another run back in the fifth on Braun's RBI double.

The Brewers went in front with three runs in the sixth. Four straight hits to start the inning ended the night for O'Sullivan, who has one victory in 12 starts this season.

Ramirez, pinch hitting for Nelson, put the Brewers ahead 5-4 with a two-run double to right.

''Just trying to be aggressive,'' Ramirez said. ''Try to get a good pitch to hit and put it in play hard.''

Lucroy made it a two-run game with an RBI single to left later in the sixth. And Lucroy's RBI single in the eighth made it 7-4.

Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth for his 16th save in 16 chances.

Lind extended his hitting streak to nine consecutive games with a first-inning double. He is batting .419 during the streak.


Brewers left-hander Will Smith pitched a perfect eighth inning, extending his scoreless streak to 16 1-3 innings.

Center fielder Carlos Gomez helped Smith by robbing Maikel Franco of extra bases with a leaping catch against the wall in left-center. Franco stopped in his tracks in between first and second and put his hands on his hips in mock disgust, drawing a smile back from his fellow countryman. Both are natives of the Dominican Republic.


Brewers: OF Khris Davis (knee) will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday at Class-A Wisconsin. Davis has been on the DL since May 31 after tearing the meniscus in his right knee.

Phillies: RHP Chad Billingsley will start Thursday's game against the Brewers. Billingsley made a comeback to the big leagues this season after missing most of the last two years due to right shoulder operations, going 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts for Philadelphia, only to land back on the DL on May 17 with a right shoulder strain.


Brewers RHP Taylor Jungmann (2-1, 2.74) makes his fifth start for the club. He will be opposed by Philadelphia LHP Cole Hamels (5-6, 3.26). Hamels is winless in his last five starts, posting a 3.82 ERA over that stretch.

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