PHILADELPHIA — Carlos Gomez had three hits with an RBI and the hot-hitting Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning to six games with a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.
The Brewers’ wins have all come on the road during the streak. They came to Philadelphia following a three-game sweep at defending World Series champion Boston.
They battered the Phillies with 25 runs and 38 hits in the three-game sweep. Milwaukee has batted .320 and has outscored opponents 42-18 during the streak.
Ryan Braun had two hits and an RBI, ending the series 6 for 12 with 10 RBIs while increasing his lifetime total to 24 RBIs in 21 games at Citizens Bank Park. Braun opened the series by homering three times in Tuesday’s 10-4 win.
Pirates 5, Cubs 4
CHICAGO — Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a victory over the Chicago Cubs.
The Pirates trailed 4-0 heading into the seventh, but two big drives changed things.
Pinch hitter Travis Snider cut the deficit in half with a two-run homer off Brian Schlitter. Alvarez put Pittsburgh ahead with his three-run drive against James Russell (0-1).
That gave the Pirates their third series win — the most for them to start the season since the 1992 team took its first six.
Nationals 7, Marlins 1
WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 in 6 2-3 innings on a day Washington really needed to rest its relievers, and Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond homered, leading the Nationals past the Miami Marlins for a three-game sweep.
Strasburg (1-1) got 14 consecutive outs in one stretch and allowed only three hits, including Marcell Ozuna’s homer in the seventh. The right-hander’s lone walk was to the last batter he faced.