Brewers, Gonzalez beat Phils

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Associated Press Lorenzo Cain, scores in the first inning of Wednesday's game.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell sneaked peeks at the television in his office for a Bucks score as he praised another solid outing from Gio Gonzalez. Once the clubhouse doors opened, Brewers huddled around all the TVs and "Let's go Bucks!" was shouted when Milwaukee went up late in the NBA playoffs.

The Brewers aren't going to grab the bold headlines or get the most clicks in Milwaukee these days, at least not while the Bucks are playing. But the Brewers keep on winning and could give the city another reason to pay attention in the postseason.

Gonzalez continued to make the most of his second stint in Milwaukee, allowing one run while pitching into the sixth inning as the Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Wednesday night.

"The thought process was just, try and keep us in there as long as possible," Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez (2-0) was hardly dazzling in his fourth start this season, but the veteran lefty did enough to again reward the Brewers' faith in bringing him back. Gonzalez finished last year with Milwaukee, going 3-0 in five starts down the stretch, and the Brewers made it to the NL Championship Series. But he was a free agent until he signed a minor league contract with the Yankees in March. After opting out of his deal with New York, he returned to a Milwaukee team in need of some rotation help.

"Gio's been a stabilizer in the whole thing," Counsell said.

Jesus Aguilar ripped a two-run single off Jake Arrieta (4-4) in the third to give the Brewers a 4-1 lead and they hung on to take two of the first three games of this four-game set between NL teams with playoff aspirations. Josh Hader tossed a scoreless ninth for his 11th save.

"With Hader doing what he does late in the game, it was just a little too late for us to get it going," Arrieta said.

Bryce Harper lined a double to left field and made a sliding catch in right a day after he banged his left knee into the wall on a sliding catch. Harper, who signed a $330 million, 13-year contract with the Phillies as a free agent, has been slumping and struck out for the 57th time.

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