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PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Before closer Derrick Turnbow even had time to worry about his blown save, the Milwaukee Brewers were back in front.

Prince Fielder’s RBI single off Tom Gordon in the 10th inning sent Milwaukee to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

Ryan Howard had a tying, two-run double in the ninth against Turnbow, who had converted 14 of his first 15 save chances. But the Brewers answered quickly against Gordon (2-2).

Carlos Lee started the inning with a double to left and scored on Fielder’s liner off the right-field fence.

“We’ve been battling,” manager Ned Yost said. “Our guys did a nice job.”

Geoff Jenkins had three hits and three RBIs, and Bill Hall hit a two-run shot for Milwaukee, which had lost seven of its last nine on the road.

Turnbow (2-1) got the victory despite allowing two runs in his only inning. Jose Capellan got two outs in the 10th before giving way to Brian Shouse. With the bases loaded, Shouse retired Chris Roberson on a routine fly for his second career save and first since 2003 with Texas.

Chris Capuano tossed seven solid innings for Milwaukee, allowing three runs and seven hits.

“You got to go out there and try to get the job done,” Turnbow said.

Pat Burrell hit a two-run homer for the struggling Phillies, who are 2-8 after a 13-1 stretch.

“This is a test during the season,” manager Charlie Manuel said. “We’ve got to get better. We have to get going.”

Bobby Abreu walked to start the ninth against Turnbow, and Burrell followed with a double down the left-field line. Howard drove in both runners with a liner off the left-field wall and advanced to third on Jimmy Rollins’ grounder, but was doubled off the bag when David Bell lined out to third baseman Corey Koskie. Howard initially was ruled safe, but his hand came off the base when Koskie dove into him to make the tag.

“It was a continuous play,” third-base umpire Tom Hallion said. “In my judgment, if he had pushed him off the bag, I wouldn’t have called it.”

Jenkins lined a two-out, two-run double into the left-field corner off Cory Lidle to give the Brewers a 4-3 lead in the fifth. Jenkins had an RBI single off Geoff Geary in the seventh.

Lidle allowed four runs and seven hits, walking a season-high five in six innings.

“He was off with his command and the hitters worked the count off him,” Manuel said.

Lidle got plenty of help from his infielders, who turned a double play in each of the first four innings, including one with the bases loaded and one out in the fourth against Damian Miller.

Hall gave the Brewers a 2-0 lead in the first with his 11th homer, one pitch after Rickie Weeks started the game with a single to left.

Bell’s RBI single in the second cut it to 2-1. Abreu started the fourth for the Phillies with a double off the wall in left-center. Burrell followed with his 13th homer into the left-center seats, giving the Phillies a 3-2 lead.

Capuano hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his 11 starts.

“I think I could have done a better job,” Capuano said.


Roberson was sent to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre after the game to make room for CF Aaron Rowand, who came off the disabled list. … Milwaukee acquired RHP Jeremi Gonzalez from the Mets for minor leaguer Mike Adams. … The Brewers are 10-3 against the NL East, including 4-0 versus the Phillies. … Burrell has 38 career homers in May, his most in any month. … A crowd of 43,852 came out on Chase Utley bobblehead night, giving the Phillies four straight sellouts. … Utley went 1-for-5 with a 10th-inning double, extending his hitting streak to 11 games.

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