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Kolten Wong among Brewers’ stars in rout of Phillies

Sep 7, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA;  Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Kolten Wong (16) hits a two run single during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 7, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Kolten Wong (16) hits a two run single during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Kolten Wong doubled, singled and drove in two runs to help lift the host Milwaukee Brewers past the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 on Tuesday.

Avisail Garcia ripped a two-run home run, Eduardo Escobar added a double and three RBIs, and Christian Yelich had three hits and two RBIs for the Brewers. Lorenzo Cain contributed two hits.

Brewers starter Eric Lauer (5-5) tossed seven shutout innings and gave up four hits with five strikeouts and one walk.

It was the first win for the Brewers (85-55) in six tries against the Phillies this season.

One night after scoring 12 runs, the Phillies (71-67) had only five hits.

Phillies starter Aaron Nola lasted five innings and allowed six hits and three runs. Nola (7-8) struck out six and walked none.

The Phillies managed just one hit through the first three innings, a single by Ronald Torreyes.

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Cain opened the bottom of the third with a single for the Brewers’ second hit. Cain was picked off by Nola and Lauer followed with a single. Wong then doubled to right to place runners at second and third. Escobar hit a two-run double to left for a 2-0 lead.

Yelich followed with an RBI single for a 3-0 advantage.

Pinch hitter Travis Jankowski singled with one out in the sixth for the Phillies. J.T. Realmuto grounded into a fielder’s choice and Jean Segura grounded out to end the inning.

The Brewers loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth against Ramon Rosso and Lauer walked to extend their lead to 4-0. Wong then delivered a two-run single and a 6-0 advantage.

The Phillies had runners at first and second with two outs in the seventh, but Torreyes grounded out.

Garcia crushed a two-run home run, his 25th of the season, for an 8-0 lead in the seventh.

–Field Level Media