By Eric Fischer
The Milwaukee Brewers scored 12 runs for the second straight game on Saturday, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 12-3. Milwaukee jumped out to an early lead in the 1st inning following a Jesus Aguilar 2-run home run, his 11th of the year. That lead would stand through 3 innings when the Phillies would score what would be its only runs in the game, a 3 run homerun by Rhys Hoskins, giving Philadelphia a 3-2 advantage. The Brewers would load the bases in the 6th, setting the stage for pinch hitter Ji-Man Choi. Choi was in an 0-2 hole before working the count back to full when he hit a grand slam that gave the Brewers a 6-3 lead. Milwaukee tacked on four more in the 7th, with RBIs on a double from Jesus Aguilar, a Ryan Braun single, and a Jonathan Villar home run. Not to be outdone by Friday’s performance the Brewers added two more in the top of the 9th when catcher Eric Kratz reached on an error, scoring Ryan Braun, and Hernan Perez brought Kratz in with a single. The win puts Milwaukee at an NL-best 39-25 on the season, with just a half game lead over the Chicago Cubs. Milwaukee goes for the sweep on Sunday afternoon with Brandon Woodruff on the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 12:35 pm.