Milton, Abreu and Thome Key Phillies 4-2 Win

When you get a strong seven inning outing from your starter and key homeruns from two of your big bats, you're bound to win. The Phillies got just that Friday night and started their six-game road trip with a 4-2 win at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The win broke a seven-game losing streak.

Eric Milton (13-2) was right on the money Friday night, going seven innings and allowing just two earned runs against Milwaukee. Milton allowed five hits and walked just one before handing it over to the bullpen in the eighth inning.

Milwaukee actually got on the board first after Scott Posednik tripled with one out in the third and then scored on a sacrifice fly. The Phillies rebounded with a run of their own in the fifth inning when Mike Lieberthal led off the inning with a triple and then scored on an infield single by Lou Collier, tying the game 1-1.

Bobby Abreu hit a two-run homerun in the sixth, his 27th of the season to put the Phillies up 3-1. Jim Thome would smack his 37th homerun of the season, a solo shot, in the ninth to give the Phillies an insurance run.

The Brewers got a solo homerun from Chad Moeller, his fifth of the season, in the seventh that made it a 3-2 game at the time.

When Milton left after seven innings, Todd Jones was called on to pitch the eighth. Jones, who struggled on the last homestand, pitched a perfect eighth inning. Tim Worrell came on and needed just six pitches in the ninth inning to record his 14th save of the year.

Starter Doug Davis (10-10) took the loss, but also pitched well, giving up three earned runs on four hits and three walks over seven innings.

The series continues Saturday night when the Brewers send Wes Obermueller (4-6, 6.47) to the mound against Vicente Padilla (4-6, 3.77). Padilla is 0-1, 2.25 in his two starts since coming off the DL.

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