EditorsNote: updates with minor fixes
Christian Yelich homered twice and Yasmani Grandal added a homer and four RBIs as the visiting Milwaukee Brewers won their third in a row with an 11-3 victory Thursday over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Ryan Braun continued his torrid offensive pace in Philadelphia, collecting three hits and reaching safely five times. Mike Moustakas also had three hits and homered in the ninth. Yelich was 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs.
Brewers starter Zach Davies (5-0) was sharp over six innings, giving up four hits and three runs, one earned. Davies struck out five, walked one and also added two hits at the plate.
The Brewers were walked seven times and hit by a pitch three times.
Jean Segura homered and had two RBIs for the Phillies, who managed only four hits.
Phillies starter Zach Eflin (5-4) allowed seven hits and four runs in five innings, striking out seven.
The Brewers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Yelich blasted a 428-foot home run to right-center field.
Segura tied it in the bottom of the frame with a solo shot to left, extending his hitting streak to seven games.
Braun ripped an RBI single to left in the third to put the Brewers ahead 2-1. He also singled in his first at-bat to extend his stretch of reaching base safely at Citizens Bank Park to 20 straight games.
In the third, Segura recorded an RBI groundout to tie the game at 2. Rhys Hoskins followed with a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Bryce Harper for a 3-2 Phillies advantage.
Davies bunted for a single past a diving Eflin and Eric Thames scored to tie the game 3-3 in the fourth.
Grandal’s sacrifice fly to left scored Braun for a 4-3 lead in the fifth.
The Brewers moved ahead 7-3 in the seventh after Grandal drilled an 0-2 changeup from Serathony Dominguez for a three-run homer.
Yelich homered for the second time in the eighth, his fifth career multi-home run game, for an 8-3 advantage. Yelich leads the majors with 18 home runs this season.
—Field Level Media