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Brewers lose 2nd straight in Philadelphia


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Cole Hamels pitched 6-plus sharp innings and Jimmy Rollins homered as the Phillies beat Milwaukee 7-3 today.

The win draws Philadelphia to within two games of the NL wild-card leading Brewers.

Hamels improved to 13-9 by allowed two runs and six hits.

Struggling Milwaukee has lost nine of 12, including two straight in Philly.

Brewers starter Manny Parra didn't make it out of the second inning. The left-hander gave up five runs and seven hits in 1-plus innings, falling to 10-8.

Rollins had leadoff hits in the first and second. He finished 3-for-5, falling a triple short of the cycle, with two RBIs and three runs.

One bright spot for Milwaukee was Ryan Braun, who connected off Chad Durbin in the eighth for his 35th home run.

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