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Phils gain on leaders
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Phillies 7, Brewers 3
Jayson Werth beats Jason Kendall's tag to score the go-ahead run in the eighth. (AP)
Pat Burrell and Shane Victorino ripped clutch hits in the eighth inning, helping the Phillies sink the Brewers in the opener of a day-night twin bill and cut Milwaukee's Wild Card lead to one. With the Mets' loss to the Braves, Philadelphia is 1 1/2 games behind New York in the NL East.
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Series at a glance:
MIL
Milwaukee (83-66)
Lost 3
Philadelphia 7, Milwaukee 3   PHI
Philadelphia (82-67)
Won 3
September 14, 2008
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Milwaukee
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   3 5 0
Philadelphia
0 0 0 1 0 2 0 4 X   7 9 0
Standings thru 9/14/08  |  Recap: MIL | PHI  |  Gameday  |  Brewers stats  |  Phillies stats
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Hart, C, RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .278
Hardy, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Durham, 2B 4 1 1 2 0 2 0 .286
Fielder, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .265
Braun, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .292
Cameron, CF 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 .248
Counsell, 3B 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 .233
Kendall, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250
Bush, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .091
  a-Gwynn, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .175
  Mota, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Shouse, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gagne, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 3 5 3 2 6 9  

a-Flied out for Bush in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Counsell (13, Blanton).
3B: Hart, C (6, Blanton).
HR: Durham (6, 1st inning off Blanton, 1 on, 1 out), Cameron (25, 5th inning off Blanton, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hart, C 3; Durham 4; Fielder; Cameron 4; Counsell 2.
RBI: Durham 2 (43), Cameron (66).
GIDP: Counsell; Hart, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hart, C 2 (Dobbs at 2nd base, Feliz at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Hardy-Durham-Fielder, Hart, C-Fielder).

 
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .276
Werth, RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .276
Utley, 2B 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 .291
Howard, 1B 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 .246
Burrell, LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .252
  1-Bruntlett, PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .215
Victorino, CF 3 1 1 3 1 1 0 .276
Dobbs, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .292
  b-Feliz, PH-3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .256
Ruiz, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .226
Blanton, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .071
  a-Stairs, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253
  Madson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Eyre, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lidge, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 7 9 6 3 4 9  

a-Flied out for Blanton in the 7th. b-Singled for Dobbs in the 8th.
1-Ran for Burrell in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Utley (37, Bush).
HR: Howard (44, 6th inning off Bush, 1 on, 0 out), Victorino (12, 8th inning off Shouse, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Werth; Utley 2; Howard 5; Burrell 2; Victorino 4; Dobbs; Feliz.
RBI: Howard 2 (133), Burrell (78), Victorino 3 (55).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ruiz; Werth.
SAC: Blanton; Utley.
GIDP: Burrell.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Utley-Howard, Howard-Rollins-Howard).

 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bush 6.0 5 3 3 2 4 1 4.24
Mota (L, 5-6) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.10
Shouse 0.1 3 3 3 1 0 1 2.86
Gagne 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.41
 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blanton 7.0 5 3 3 2 4 2 4.82
Madson 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.24
Eyre, S (W, 4-0) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.43
Lidge 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.99

Mota pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Howard (by Shouse).
HBP: Utley (by Bush), Cameron (by Blanton).
Pitches-strikes: Bush 81-52, Mota 19-10, Shouse 12-5, Gagne 6-4, Blanton 99-64, Madson 11-7, Eyre, S 5-4, Lidge 7-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bush 4-6, Mota 0-3, Shouse 1-0, Gagne 0-1, Blanton 4-4, Madson 2-0, Eyre, S 1-0, Lidge 1-0.
Batters faced: Bush 25, Mota 4, Shouse 5, Gagne 1, Blanton 27, Madson 2, Eyre, S 2, Lidge 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 1-1, Gagne 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 89 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:28.
Att: 43,950.
September 14, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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