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Ryan Braun homered twice and knocked in five runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past the Philadelphia Phillies 12-4 Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Christian Yelich also homered and had two hits, while Lorenzo Cain and Orlando Arcia each added two hits for the Brewers.
Milwaukee starter Jhoulys Chacin (5-1) gave up five hits and four earned runs in 6 1/3 innings to pick up the win. He struck out seven and walked one.
Phillies starter Vince Velasquez (4-7) allowed a career-high 10 earned runs in 3 2/3 extremely shaky innings, giving nine hits while walking two. Cesar Hernandez had three hits for the Phillies.
The Brewers struck quickly in the first inning when Braun ripped a three-run home run to left off Velasquez for a 3-0 advantage.
Arcia added an RBI single in the second for a 4-0 lead. Cain followed with an RBI double two batters later, extending the Milwaukee advantage to 5-0.
In the fourth, Cain knocked an RBI single to right, scoring Arcia for a commanding 6-0 lead. The lead expanded to 8-0 when Aguilar slammed a two-run double to deep right. Nick Williams sprinted to the ball and had a chance to make the catch, but it bounced off the wall and two runs scored.
Travis Shaw then doubled to right, scoring Aguilar for a 9-0 lead.
After Velasquez was lifted for Mark Leiter Jr. with two outs in the fourth, Braun slammed his second homer of the game, a two-run shot down the left field line for an 11-0 advantage.
The Brewers ultimately scored six runs in the fourth.
The Phillies got on the scoreboard in the fourth when Carlos Santana hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Scott Kingery.
Santana led off the seventh with a solo homer to get the Phillies within 11-2. Jesmuel Valentin added a single to close the gap to 11-3. Andrew Knapp then contributed a pinch-hit sacrifice fly.
Yelich homered in the eighth for a 12-4 Milwaukee lead.