Phillies Lose In 12 Innings, Drop Series Opener To Brewers

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Rickie Weeks scored on a Ryan Braun sacrifice fly and the Milwaukee Brewers broke open a hotly-contested game with a three-run 12th inning to earn a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Braun went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs, while Yuniesky Betancourt managed two RBI despite going 0-for-5 from the plate, helping the Brewers snap a three-game losing streak.

Brandon Kintzler (1-0) closed the game with two scoreless innings to pick up the victory. Shaun Marcum carried Milwaukee into the seventh with six strong innings of work, allowing just one unearned run and five hits, while striking out five.

Kyle Kendrick (0-1) suffered the loss for Philadelphia, as he allowed all three of the Brewers' 12th-inning runs. Recently maligned starter Joe Blanton turned in his best outing of the young season, allowing just two runs in seven innings of work.

Shane Victorino, Ryan Howard and pinch-hitter Pete Orr each drove in a run for the Phillies. Orr's RBI came on a single in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the game into extras.

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