The Milwaukee Brewers suffered a difficult loss Sunday at Miller Park when the Philadelphia Phillies scored 5-runs in the 9th to tie the game at 6 and then former Brewer Wes Helms doubled home two in the 11th to win it for the Phillies.
The Phillies turn-around took place one day after the Brewers came from behind in dramatic fashion to win on Saturday night.
Jeff Suppan pitched well and deserved a better fate. But the bullpen once again struggled. Closer Francisco Cordero gave up the tying run and Manny Parra surrendered the game winner in the 11th.
Ryan Braun hit his 20th home run of the season becoming the fastest ever Brewer to 20 in his career. But it is of little consolation after the Brewers failed to gain ground on the Chicago Cubs, who also lost 8-3 to the New York Mets.
The Cubs open a series at Colorado against the Rockies. They'll send Claudio Vargas to the mound. Milwaukee is just 21-32 away from Miller Park this season.