MLB: Philadelphia 4, Milwaukee 3

Aug. 18, 2012 at 11:21 PM

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Cole Hamels struck out 10 in 7 2/3 effective innings Saturday in the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-3 verdict over Milwaukee.

Hamels (14-6) won his third straight start, reaching a double-digit strikeout total for the 20th time in his career.

The left-hander limited the Brewers to three runs on eight hits while issuing a single walk as the Phillies notched their first win in a four-game series at Miller Park.

Jonathan Papelbon recorded the final four outs to collect his 27th save.

John Mayberry socked a two-run homer and the next batter -- Erik Kratz -- followed with solo shot in the second inning and Ryan Howard added an RBI double in the next frame for a 4-1 Phillies lead.

Milwaukee's Mike Fiers (6-6) gave up four runs on five hits over five full innings.

Ryan Braun went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and Aramis Ramirez added a solo shot for the Brewers.

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