Galvis, Phils hand Crew 6th straight loss

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PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Nola found his groove and delivered a dominant performance to help the Phillies win their third consecutive game, defeating the Brewers, 6-1, on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

Nola delivered his sixth straight quality start — and second in a row against Milwaukee — while matching his season high with nine strikeouts. Nola allowed one run on five hits in seven innings, including a stretch from the third inning to the sixth in which he retired 10 in a row, eight via strikeouts.

For the Brewers, it’s their sixth straight loss as they are mired in their longest skid of the season.

Freddy Galvis gave the Phillies a first-inning lead with a two-run home run against Brewers starter Matt Garza, who allowed only two other hits and no further runs while throwing 90 pitches in five innings before the game got away from Milwaukee’s bullpen. The Brewers still lead the National League Central by one game over the Cubs, but after Chicago’s bullpen suffered a late letdown of its own earlier Friday, Milwaukee missed a chance to extend its division lead for the first time since July 8.

Milwaukee’s only run against Nola came on Brett Phillips‘ solo home run in the second inning. Including an 0-for-4 on Friday, the Brewers have six hits in 50 at-bats (.120) with runners in scoring position since their eight-run second inning against the Phillies in the first game out of the All-Star break.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy, like him on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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