Ryan Braun’s Grand Slam Ties Robin Yount, Milwaukee Brewers Top Philadelphia Phillies 6-1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun hit a grand slam to tie Robin Yount's franchise home run mark, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday and a sweep of the season series.
Rookie Taylor Jungmann (7-4) set a career high with nine strikeouts in 6 1-3 scoreless innings. Francisco Rodriguez converted his 29th save by getting out of two-out, bases-loaded jam in the ninth.
Braun finished with five RBIs. His 251st career homer came with two outs in the fifth when he hit Aaron Harang's fastball off the scoreboard girder in left-center field.
Harang (5-14) had been solid for the Phillies until that point. The right-hander leads the majors in losses, as does Philadelphia, which has dropped five of its last six and is 46-72 overall.
Leading 1-0 following Braun's RBI force out in the first, Milwaukee scored five times in the fifth, capped by the All-Star's big blast.
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