Phils erase 7-run deficit but come up short

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Ryan Braun reached safely in all four plate appearances in his return to the Brewers’ lineup from a three-day absence for a wrist injury, driving in four runs, scoring three times and finishing a triple shy of the cycle before exiting in the seventh with the Brewers leading, 8-1. But Phillies leadoff man Cesar Hernandez hit a three-run home run off Oliver Drake in the Phillies’ four-run seventh inning, and No. 8 hitter Cameron Rupp delivered a game-tying three-run shot off Jacob Barnes in the eighth, as Philadelphia erased the deficit.

Travis Shaw also homered for the Brewers and had three hits, including a critical single in the ninth off Phillies closer Hector Neris that pushed Hernan Perez to third base for Santana’s go-ahead hit. Brewers starter Brent Suter pitched six innings of one-run ball but was denied a win that went to Barnes instead, with Corey Knebel restoring order with a perfect ninth for his 17th save.

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.

Ben Harris is a reporter for MLB.com based in Philadelphia.

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


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