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MLB: Philadelphia 7, Milwaukee 6

July 23, 2012 at 11:08 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, July 23 (UPI) -- Ty Wigginton's sacrifice fly completed a four-run, ninth-inning rally Monday that handed the Philadelphia Phillies a 7-6 comeback win over Milwaukee.

Trailing 6-3 entering their final at-bat, the Phillies took advantage of three walks issued by Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez (2-5) and banged out three hits to come away with an unexpected victory.

After Philadelphia loaded the bases with one out, Ryan Howard delivered a two-run single, cutting the Phillies' deficit to 6-5. Carlos Ruiz followed with a solid line drive into left field for the tying run.

Rodriguez followed by issuing a walk to Hunter Pence, re-loading the bases, and Wigginton sent a liner to left-fielder Ryan Braun, whose throw home couldn't beat pinch-runner Erik Kratz with the game-winning run.

Howard finished 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI while Chase Utley also went deep.

Joe Savery (1-2) earned the win as the Phillies took the opener of a three-game set.

Carlos Gomez went 2-for-2 with a three-run homer for the Brewers.

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