MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- The pregame power outage did not stall
Kinney tossed eight scoreless innings and
belted home runs as the Brewers routed the
, 10-1, in a game that began 19 minutes late due to a power failure at Miller Park.
Making his first lifetime appearance against the Phillies, Kinney (8-9) allowed nine hits and two walks with a career-high eight strikeouts. He improved to 4-1 against the National League East Division with just his second victory since June 27.
"We came out and scored some runs, which helped me because I didn't have to be so fine," Kinney said. "After the second, I felt good, it was a very fun game. I went through a rough stretch, but now I'm just trying to relax and have some fun."
"He was very good tonight," Milwaukee manager
said. "He was definitely on the attack. He stayed after them, it was a great outing. He shut down a very good offensive team and pitched very well."
gave Kinney all the support he needed with a two-run double in the third, Clark hit a three-run blast later in the inning for a 5-0 lead.
Sexson increased the advantage in the fifth with a two-run shot, his 34th of the season.
(12-8) was ineffective, surrendering seven runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. The All-Star lefthander, who was handed his third loss in four starts, walked four and struck out three.
"I'm not going to sugarcoat it, I just (stunk) today," Wolf admitted. "I'm not going to say I have an explanation, I just got my butt kicked. You can't let anything explode because of one walk, but I did. Tonight was a blown game, it was my game to blow."
"He didn't pitch very well," Phillies manager
said. "I'm concerned when anybody struggles. ... We didn't hit well, we didn't pitch well. They hit well, they pitched well. That about sums up the game."
spoiled Milwaukee's shutout bid, plating a run with a groundout in the ninth against
"He had it going," Polanco said of Kinney. "He had a good breaking ball that we couldn't lay off of. He was making pitches when he had to."
The Phillies threatened with two outs in the second, when
drew walks to load the bases. But Kinney got Wolf to ground out to second to escape unscathed.
Milwaukee jumped on Wolf in the third.
led off with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice. After a flyout by
walked and Jenkins doubled to right-center for a 2-0 lead.
Sexson worked a 1-2 count into a walk before Clark belted a 1-1 offering over the left field wall for his third homer.
"I'm certainly not a home run hitter, but every once in a while you get a hold of one," Clark said. "I think (Wolf) didn't have the command he usually has. It was just one of those nights for him."
Jenkins opened the fifth with an infield single before Sexson deposited an 0-2 pitch to straightaway center for a 7-0 cushion.
"We did a nice job offensively," Yost said. "We didn't let Wolf off the hook, and it paid off."
The Brewers put away the game in the sixth. Clayton drew a leadoff walk from
and Kinney singled. Podsednik's base hit plated Clayton and after a double play, Jenkins drove in Kinney with a single.
Clayton capped the scoring for the Brewers with an RBI single in the seventh.