Road not kind to Brewers, crew blows 4-run lead at Philly
The Milwaukee Brewers blew a four-run lead Monday night and lost at Philadelphia 8-6.
The Phillies scored six times in the eighth inning and former Brewer Wes Helms drove in the game-winner with a long single off the right field wall.
Brian Shouse gave up the first two hits of the inning before Derrick Turnbow caused the rest of the damage and took the loss to go 1-1.
Philly sent 11 men to the plate in the eighth. They scored their other runs on a wild pitch, a two-run single, a soft grounder and a sacrifice fly.
Dave Bush stayed in the game despite getting hit in the right knee by a third-inning line drive from Carlos Ruiz.
Bush went five innings, giving up two runs on a Pat Burrell homer.
Clay Condrey got the win in relief for the Phillies, who've now won four of their last five.
J.J. Hardy hit a three-run homer and Johnny Estrada hit a solo shot for the Brewers, who've lost two straight for the first time since April 6.
Milwaukee has also lost three of four on its current eastern road trip, but they still lead the National League Central by 6.5 over Houston.
The Brewers and Phillies will play again tonight (Tuesday). Right-hander Claudio Vargas starts against Phils' righty Adam Eaton.
Nix to stay in minors
Brewers' outfielder Laynce Nix will stay in the minors for now.
He was added to the roster at Triple-"A" Nashville Monday after he completed a rehab assignment and was taken off the Brewers' disabled list.
Nix strained an oblique muscle on March 12 and did not play until his rehab stint.
Manager Ned Yost said Nix was considered for the Brewers' outfield rotation until he got hurt and in the meantime, all six of Yost's current outfielders are all playing well.
Tony Gwynn Junior, who won the team's final roster spot coming out of spring training, is hitting .394 in limited duty.
Milwaukee acquired Nix last July as part of the trade that sent Carlos Lee and prospect Nelson Cruz to Texas.