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Brewers Beat Phillies

Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer in the eighth, and the Milwaukee Brewers came back from a four-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 and remain in first place in the National League Central.

Corey Hart robbed Tadahito Iguchi of what could have been a game-tying homer in the ninth, and Milwaukee remained a game ahead of Chicago. Philadelphia (57-53) stayed five games behind the first-place Mets with the loss.

Milwaukee trailed 5-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning and 5-4 heading into the eighth.

But with one out, J.J. Hardy singled. Ryan Braun popped out, bringing up Fielder, who hit a 1-2 pitch by Tom Gordon deep into the right-field seats, delighting the sellout crowd of 42,126.

Hart then saved the game in the ninth and helped Francisco Cordero pick up his 34th save in 39 chances. With one out, Iguchi drove a ball deep to right, but Hart went back to the wall and leaped to bring the ball back.

Derrick Turnbow (3-4) pitched the eighth to get the win. Gordon dropped to 1-2.

Ryan Howard, Pat Burrell and Greg Dobbs homered for the Phillies.

Burrell's second-inning home run moved him into sixth place on the Phillies' all-time list with 205.

Brewers starter Dave Bush -- who came in 6-2 in his last nine appearances, including two relief wins -- struggled, giving up eight hits, three walks and five runs in five innings.

Phillies starter Cole Hamels gave up seven hits and four runs in seven innings. He was dominant at the start, allowing just two hits to Ryan Braun, including a first-inning solo homer, in the first five innings as Philadelphia took a 5-1 lead.

Milwaukee, however, scored three times in the sixth.

Tony Graffanino and pinch-hitter Joe Dillon both reached on infield singles to start the inning, and they scored on Hardy's double to deep left-center. Fielder singled him in to make it 5-4. Kevin Mench nearly tied it with a line drive to right, but Chris Roberson saved a run with a diving catch to end the inning.

The Phillies scored three times in the second to make it 3-1. Howard led off the inning with a long homer to center, his major-league best 19th on the road this year. He has 24 home runs since coming off the disabled list May 25, and 30 on the season.

Aaron Rowand followed with a walk, and Burrell homered to left to make it 3-1 and extend his hitting streak to 13 games. In that span, Burrell is hitting .487 (19-39) with five home runs and 13 RBI.

Greg Dobbs added a solo homer, his eighth, in the fourth to make it 4-1. In the sixth, Carlos Ruiz doubled in Dobbs, who had doubled, to put Philadelphia up four.


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