The Milwaukee Brewers had a chance to win their fifth series of the season with a victory Sunday in Philadelphia.
Milwaukee had out hit the Phillies, but trailed 3-0 after four innings. Starter Wily Peralta allowed a ground rule double, a play that originally was called a home run but overruled on a replay review due to fan interference, and was removed with runners on second and third with one out.
Reliever Neil Ramirez entered and promptly served up back-to-back home runs, busting the game open with five runs in the fifth to make it 8-0.
The Brewers would go on to lose 8-1 to split the four-game series.
Peralta (3-7) took the loss and ran his ERA to 6.79. The righthander surrendered six runs, five earned, on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. He allowed a solo home run in third inning.
Milwaukee’s lineup collected 11 hits, but stranded a dozen runners. They stranded ten runners, including seven in scoring position, in the first six innings against Phillies starter Aaron Nola. The righthander registered nine strikeouts, part of 13 total against the crew.
Jonathan Lucroy was one of four batters with two hits, extending his hitting streak to nine games. Jonathan Villar swiped his NL-leading 21st stolen base. The lone run came in the eighth when Ramon Flores singled in Domingo Santana to prevent the shutout.
After an off day Monday, Milwaukee returns to Miller Park for a six-game homestand that begins with a two-game set against the Oakland A’s. Zach Davies (3-3) will start opposite Sean Manaea (2-3). First pitch at 7:10 on Tuesday night.