Bohm, Realmuto hit back-to-back homers as Phillies rally for 4-2 victory over Brewers

Wade Miley silenced the Philadelphia Phillies his first two times through the lineup.

The third time around, however, the Phillies responded emphatically.

Alec Bohm and J.T. Realmuto hit back-to-back homers off Miley to open the seventh inning and the Phillies defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak and avoid being swept. Miley had pitched 5 2/3 innings of no-hit ball before the Phillies rallied to maintain their 2 1/2-game lead over the Cubs in a crowded NL wild-card race.

“He’s a good pitcher,” Bohm said. “It’s not the traditional stuff we’re used to seeing nowadays with the 96-97 and all that. He just knows how to pitch and gets outs, and he’s been doing it for a while. I think he left a couple of pitches over the plate, and we didn’t miss them. No matter where we’re at in this order, I feel like we can always do damage and just get your mistakes.”

Miley (7-4) didn’t allow a hit until Trea Turner delivered a shot that went off the glove of third baseman Andruw Monasterio and headed into left field for a two-out single in the sixth. Nick Castellanos followed that with an RBI double.

The veteran left-hander had thrown only 74 pitches through the first six innings and came back out for the seventh for the NL Central-leading Brewers.

“I didn’t really have a doubt about sending him out there,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “I just thought he was throwing the ball really well today. Obviously the inning didn’t work out.”

  • September 4, 2023
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