PHILADELPHIA, PA (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers are off to their best start since 1998, after completing a three-game sweep at Philadelphia Thursday night, 6-2. The Brewers are now 7-2, their best nine-game start since they had the identical record 16 years ago. Marlon Byrd homered in the second inning to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead. Milwaukee went in front for good in the fourth when Khris Davis singled home a run to make it 2-1. Davis went 2 for 4 with a pair of R-B-I's. Ryan Braun went 2 for 3 with a run driven in. He went 6 for 12 in his three games at Philly with three homers, 10 R-B-I's, and five runs scored. Marco Estrada got the win to go 1-0. He struck out six in six innings, giving up two runs on five hits. Cliff Lee took the loss, despite striking out eight. He gave up three runs in six frames, and is now 2-1. It was Milwaukee's sixth straight win over Philadelphia. The Crew is now 6-0 on the road, its best start away from Miller Park since 1987. And Milwaukee had its first undefeated road trip of at least six games since mid-2008. The Brewers scored 42 runs in their six road victories, and their pitchers lead the Majors with a 1.95 E-R-A. The Brewers return home tonight to play Pittsburgh. Right-hander Wily Peralta will face Pirates' lefty Francisco Liriano.
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