Brewers beat Phillies, Contreras hits 7th-inning double

William Contreras #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits an RBI-double in the top of the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 19, 2023, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Brewers defeated the Phillies by a score of

William Contreras hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 on Wednesday night for their fifth win in six games.

Contreras had three hits and two RBIs for the NL Central leaders, and Blake Perkins also drove in two runs. Five of Milwaukee’s 10 hits were doubles.

Nick Castellanos homered for the Phillies, whose four-game winning streak was stopped.

Hoby Milner (2-0), Elvis Peguero, Joey Payamps and Devin Williams each pitched an inning of scoreless relief, combining for seven strikeouts and no walks.

Bryce Harper singled leading off the ninth and took third on Bryson Stott’s one-out single. Contreras threw out Stott trying to steal second and Williams struck out Alec Bohm for his 24th save in 26 chances.

Brewers starter Colin Rea allowed three runs — two earned — and five hits in five innings. Philadelphia's Cristopher Sánchez gave up three runs — one earned — and six hits in five innings.

Perkins walked against Jeff Hoffman (3-2) leading off the seventh, stole second and scored on Contreras’ two-out double off Matt Strahm for a 4-3 lead. Contreras added an RBI double in the ninth.

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Blake Perkins hit a two-run, two-out double in the second and scored on Christian Yelich’s opposite-field, RBI double.

Castellanos hit his 14th home run of the season in the fourth and Kyle Schwarber had a two-run single in the fifth — shortstop Willy Adames was shifted up the middle and bumped into second-base umpire Brennan Miller as he ranged to his right.

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Schwarber's streak of consecutive games with home runs ended at four.