capped a four-run first inning against Duckworth with a three-run double and
snapped a three-game losing with 6 2/3 solid innings as the
posted a 6-3 triumph over the Phillies.
Duckworth (4-7) was tagged for six runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings. He walked six and threw just 55 of 106 pitches for strikes.
The 27-year-old righthander has surrendered at least four runs in four of his last five starts and the team has dropped eight of his last 11 outings. Tuesday's loss dropped Philadelphia one-half game behind the
for the National League wild card lead.
"He did a lot of things that weren't really on the plus side of the ledger tonight," Phillies manager
said. "This has been an ongoing problem with our (fifth) starter for a long time."
Bowa then addressed Duckworth specifically.
"He showed signs, a couple times, of coming out, having some decent games, and then reverts back like tonight," Bowa added. "But at this level, for what you're playing for, you have to have a better outing than that."
"(You) keep battling," Duckworth said. "That's all you can do. You can't sink your head. If you sink your head, then you're beat. And I'm not gonna do that."
got Milwaukee on the board with an RBI double and Osik made it 4-0 with a two-out double to left.
added a two-run double in the fifth for the Brewers, who won for just the second time in their last seven meetings with Philadelphia.
Franklin (8-9) allowed three runs and four hits, walked three and struck out four. He won for the first time since July 22 and beat a team from the NL East for the first time in five decisions this season.
"Wayne did an outstanding job for us tonight," Brewers manager
said. "He, like most young pitchers in the National League in their first year, has his ups and his downs. But he was on the attack."
"The key was making pitches when I had to," Franklin said.
The Brewers righthander, who is from Delaware, had a number of family and friends in the stands.
"I was thinking about it all night," Franklin said. "It was my first start in front of my family and friends. I had 75 people here. There was a little pressure, but fortunately, it worked out for me."
Duckworth got ahead of leadoff hitter
, 0-2 but fired four straight balls. He fell behind rookie
, who flied out to the warning track. He walked
and Sexson ripped a double down the left field line.
John Vander Wal
walked to load the bases and Duckworth fell behind Ginter 3-0 before getting him to fly out to shallow center field. Duckworth then got ahead ahead of Osik 0-2 but lost the plate and grooved a 2-2 pitch that the Brewers' catcher ripped into the left field corner for a 4-0 lead.
"I was just trying to battle up there with two strikes on me, so I found a hole, got lucky," Osik said.
has been working hard on his offense all year long," Yost said. "He's got a lot of big hits for us lately. He's done a great job behind the plate."
Duckworth threw 43 pitches in the inning.
"First inning I felt really strong," Duckworth said. "I started overthrowing my fastball and ended up walking guys. That kills you. Anytime you walk guys, (it) just gives them extra runners and generally they score."
's RBI triple in the bottom of the frame got Philadelphia on the board and
's homer in the third sliced the Phillies' deficit to 4-2.
Ginter's bloop double in the sixth scored Jenkins and Vander Wal for a 6-2 lead.