The Milwaukee Brewers fell behind 4-1 after two innings, then buckled down and rebounded for a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in their series opener Monday night.
Jonathan Lucroy had four hits and two rbi’s, Ryan Braun added three hits and Aramis Ramirez put the Brewers in front 5-4 in the 6th with a pinch-hit, 2-run double.
Jimmy Nelson (5-8, 4.48 ERA) pitched five innings for the win, despite giving up four runs in the first two innings.
Relievers Neal Cotts, Michael Blazek, Jeremy Jeffress, Will Smith and Francisco Rodriguez combined to blank the Phillies on three hits over the final four innings. Rodriguez picked up his 16th save in as many chances.
The Brewers got 12 hits and six runs off of Phillies starter Sean O’Sullivan.
The Brewers (30-48) will send rookie Taylor Jungmann (2-1, 2.74 ERA) to the mound in game two of the series tonight. Cole Hamels (5-6) pitches for the Phillies (27-51).
The Brewers have won five of their last seven games overall.