MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers lost their fourth straight game and their third straight series Wednesday night, falling to Philadelphia 4-1 at Miller Park. The Brewers were held to just three singles - two from Lyle Overbay and one from Aramis Ramirez. Overbay drove Ramirez home in the second inning for Milwaukee's only run. Philly had the game-winning hit in the sixth, a two-run homer by Jimmy Rollins. Chase Utley also went yard, as Philadelphia improved to 4-5 on a ten-game road trip. Roberto Hernandez pitched eight strong innings for the win, giving up a run on three hits with three strikeouts and a pair of walks. Hernandez retired the final 12 batters he faced, as he improved to 4-8. Jonathan Papelbon threw a perfect ninth for his third save of the series, and his 22nd of the year. Brewers' starter Kyle Lohse struck out eight in eight innings. He gave up four runs on seven hits, as he dropped to 9-4. Lohse also ended 122 straight starts without an error, when he committed a throwing miscue in the eighth. It was his first error since May of 2010. Ryan Braun sat out again with his recurring back problems. Milwaukee has now lost 8 of 9, and now lead the National League Central Division by just two games over Saint Louis and two-and-a-half over third-place Cincinnati. The Crew will try to salvage a win over the Phillies this afternoon at Miller Park. Brewers' right-hander Matt Garza will face righty David Buchanan. Pregame coverage on WHBL begins at 12:35.
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