MILWAUKEE (AP) — Delmon Young homered, Tyler Cloyd allowed four hits over 6 2-3 scoreless innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies moved above .500 for the first time this season with a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.
Coming off a three-game sweep of Miami that pulled the Phillies even for the first time since they were 6-6 on April 14, the season-high fifth consecutive win improved their record to 31-30.
Cloyd (2-2) limited Milwaukee to singles by Jean Segura, Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez through 6 2-3 innings. When Norichika Aoki singled with two out in the seventh, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel brought in Justin De Fratus who retired Segura on a grounder to second.
Philadelphia scored in four of five innings against Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta (4-7).
Cloyd walked and scored on Mayberry’s double in the second. Domonic Brown scored in the third when Erik Kratz hit into a fielder’s choice. Young homered in the fifth for his fifth home run in his last 15 games after only having one through his first 17.
The game was a rematch of Cloyd’s and Peralta’s previous start.
Cloyd lost 4-3 to Peralta (4-7) on June 1 in Philadelphia, but didn’t let that happen again. No Brewer got past second base despite his four walks.
Milwaukee’s run came in the eighth off Mike Adams when Braun walked, stole second, advanced on a groundout and scored on Jonathan Lucroy’s grounder to third.
Peralta threw 30 of his 99 pitches in a shaky first inning as the Phillies went ahead 2-0.
The first three batters reached on singles before Ryan Howard’s sacrifice fly. Peralta walked the next batter to load the bases again. With Young at bat, he bounced a pitch in the dirt that rolled away from catcher Lucroy allowing John Mayberry to score on the wild pitch. Peralta regrouped and struck out Young and retired Kratz on a comebacker to the mound.
Peralta gave up five runs on eight hits in five innings, walked four and struck out two, losing for the fifth time in his last six starts. The fourth inning was the only one he kept the Phillies off the board.
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