Jake Arrieta pitched eight effective innings, Andrew McCutchen homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 on Saturday.
César Hernández, Rhys Hoskins and J.T. Realmuto also connected in Philadelphia’s third consecutive win. Hoskins finished with three hits and two RBIs, and Hernández also drove in two runs.
Arrieta (5-4) allowed two runs and five hits, struck out eight and walked one in his first win since April 27. The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner was 0-2 with a 4.30 ERA in his previous four starts.
Milwaukee lost for the fifth time in its last seven games. Mike Moustakas hit his 13th homer in the seventh, but the Brewers finished with just five hits.
McCutchen drove Jhoulys Chacín’s second pitch off the center-field scoreboard at Miller Park. McCutchen is batting .414 (12 for 29) with two homers and nine RBIs during his last seven games.
The Phillies added a run in the second when Jean Segura walked with the bases loaded. Hernández homered with two out in the third and added a run-scoring single in the fifth to extend the lead to 4-0.
Chacín (3-6) allowed seven hits, struck out six and walked three in five innings.
Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell was ejected in the eighth by plate umpire Mike Estabrook after Lorenzo Cain grounded out to end the inning. After being thrown out, Counsell came onto the field and engaged in a heated face-to-face shouting match with Estabrook.
Estabrook also tossed Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun in the fourth after the slugger struck out and shouted at Estabrook as returned to the dugout.
Hernán Pérez’s run-scoring groundout got Milwaukee within two in the eighth. But Hoskins hit a two-run homer in the ninth and Realmuto followed with his eighth homer.
Phillies: RHP Pat Neshek was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain. RHP David Robertson (right elbow) was transferred to the 60-day IL, and RHP J.D. Hammer was brought up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Brewers: C Manny Pina, on the 10-day IL with a right hamstring strain, will accompany the team to Minnesota for a two-game series against the Twins that begins Monday. He’ll then likely be sent on a rehab assignment. “The last step will be running the bases and we’ll do that in Minnesota,” Counsell said. … INF Travis Shaw (right wrist strain) remains on a rehab assignment at Triple-A San Antonio. “We’re going to let him play for a while, that’s what’s important,” Counsell said. “We’ll let him just play and see what’s going on.” Shaw was hitting .163 with four homers and eight RBIs in 135 at-bats this season when he went on the IL.
Phillies: Zach Elfin (5-4, 2.76 ERA) will make his second start of the season. He is 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA in three career starts against the Brewers.
Brewers: Brandon Woodruff (6-1, 3.51 ERA) pitched a career-high eight innings on Sunday at Atlanta. He hasn’t allowed a run in two career starts (10 innings pitched) against the Phillies.