Brewers continue their struggle with 4-1 loss to Phillies

Milwaukee Brewers' Aramis Ramirez slides safely past Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Milwaukee. Ramirez scored from second on a hit by Lyle Overbay. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Milwaukee Brewers' Aramis Ramirez slides safely past Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Milwaukee. Ramirez scored from second on a hit by Lyle Overbay. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MILWAUKEE — Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley homered to support Roberto Hernandez’s solid start, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday night for their third straight win over the NL Central leaders.

Hernandez (4-8) needed just 84 pitches in eight innings to dispatch the aggressive Brewers, who have lost four straight and eight of nine. Hernandez allowed three hits, and Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save.

Veterans Rollins and Utley homered off Kyle Lohse (9-4), who at one point retired 13 straight batters after Utley’s first-inning solo shot.

But Lohse gave up a leadoff single to Cameron Rupp in the sixth before Rollins hit a 2-1 hanging curve with two outs over the wall in right field for a two-run lead.

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