MLB: Philadelphia 4, Milwaukee 2

May 16, 2010 at 11:58 PM
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MILWAUKEE, May 16 (UPI) -- Cole Hamels pitched six-plus effective innings and stroked an RBI double Sunday to carry the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-2 victory over Milwaukee.

Hamels (4-2) held the Brewers to two runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings, walking three and striking out three. He lined a double into the right-field gap in the second inning into stake his team to a 2-0 lead.

J.C. Romero pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save, nailing down a win that lifted the Phils to a sweep of their three-game weekend series with Milwaukee.

The victory moved the Philadelphia to 10 games above .500 (23-13) and increased its lead in the N.L. East to four games over Washington and Florida.

Placido Polanco collected two hits and an RBI and Wilson Valdez drove in a run in the win.

Casey McGehee and Corey Hart connected for back-to-back solo homers for the Brewers, who went 0-6 on their homestand and dropped their eighth straight game at Miller Park.

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