Month ends on up note; Brewers win

MILWAUKEE -- While most of the month of May went the wrong way for the Brewers, the last game of the month was a success, 8-5 at Philadelphia.  The victory allowed Milwaukee to finish May with a 6-22 record, merely a tie for the worst in franchise history as opposed to the all-time worst.

Jonathan Lucroy led the way with 5 hits in 5 trips to the plate, with 2 homers and 4 runs batted in.  Yuniesky Betancourt had 3 hits.

Yovani Gallardo picked up the victory, despite allowing 3 runs in the opening inning and working 5 and 2/3 before departing.  Strong relief work set the stage for Francisco Rodriguez to earn the 296th save of his big-league career.

Mike Fiers will start the first game of June for Milwaukee on Saturday.