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Aaron Altherr sees new spot; Phillie-killer Ryan Braun returns — Tonight's lineup

Aaron Altherr sees new spot; Phillie-killer Ryan Braun returns — Tonight's lineup

Add that up and you get the 2017 Phillies, MLB's worst team. The Brewers currently lead the Phillies, 9-6, in the bottom of the sixth. Jeremy Hellickson has been on the cusp of being dealt for over a year now, but has come back to earth after a standout 2016 season.

Zach Davies (11-4) won his fourth straight start, but it was a struggle. With just two or three starts remaining before the deadline, Hellickson will have to regain his 2016 form if the Phillies want to get anything of serious value for the righty. Manny Pina added the final run in the fifth on a sac fly.

Ricardo Pinto struck out two coming in relief in the sixth.

Nola closed out the first half strong, giving up just five earned over his last four starts, and going at least 7.0 innings in each. He struck out Tommy Joseph for his 44th consecutive appearance with a strikeout to start the season, a major league record. It was the Brewers' seventh win in the last eight games.

Franco went 4 for 5 and stayed hot at Miller Park.

In an eight-run second inning for Milwaukee, Braun accounted for four RBI with one swing of the bat.

Phillies: RF Aaron Altherr doubled in the fifth, but then left the game with a mild right hamstring strain after legging out the base hit. "The home run and the grand slam did him in". The Phillies acquired the righty in the trade that offloaded Jonathan Papelbon to the Nationals in 2015. INF Eric Sogard (left ankle strain) took batting practice, but nothing more.

"They have been a big part of this, for sure", Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola (6-6, 3.59 ERA) makes his 13th start of the season and fifth career against the Brewers.

Brewers: After two years in Boston, Travis Shaw is blossoming in his first year with the Brew Crew.