MILWAUKEE -- Tyler Cloyd allowed only four singles over 6 2/3 innings and the Philadelphia Phillies won their fifth straight, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 on Thursday night to move above .500 for the first time this season.
Cloyd (2-2) struck out two and did not allow a runner past second base despite a career-high five walks. Cloyd, who began the season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his five major-league starts this season.
Wily Peralta (4-7) allowed five runs on seven hits in five innings, walking four and wild pitching in a run while losing for the fifth time in six starts. The last-place Brewers have gone 8-26 since May 1, when they were a half-game out of first.
The Brewers scored their only run in the eighth off Mike Adams when Ryan Braun walked, stole second and came around on successive ground outs by Aramis Ramirez and Jonathan Lucroy.
The Phillies took a 2-0 lead in the first. Michael Young and John Mayberry reached on infield singles and Jimmy Rollins followed with a single to right to load the bases with no one out. Young scored on Ryan Howard's sacrifice fly to left. Domonic Brown walked to reload the bases, and Mayberry scored on a wild pitch by Wily Peralta.
Philadelphia added a run in the second when Cloyd walked with one out and scored on Mayberry's two-out double to right-center.
Brown hustled up a run in the third to increase the lead to 4-0. Brown singled with one out and stole second. After Delmon Young walked, Brown stole third and scored on Eric Kratz's fielder's choice.
Delmon Young hammered a 1-1 pitch from Peralta over the center-field wall with one out in the fifth for his sixth home run of the season to make it 5-0.
NOTES: With the 16th overall pick of the draft on Thursday, the Phillies selected SS J.P. Crawford of Lakewood (Calif.) High School. A relative of Dodgers OF Carl Crawford, the younger Crawford is committed to the University of Southern California. ... The Brewers didn't have a first-round pick due to the signing of RHP Kyle Lohse. ...The Brewers announced that reliever Tom Gorzelanny will start Saturday against the Phillies in place of Marco Estrada, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained left hamstring. Gorzelanny is 1-0 with a 2.01 ERA in 24 relief appearances this season. Gorzelanny made his only start last season in his final appearance with the Washington Nationals after 44 relief appearances. ... Delmon Young's homer in the fifth inning was the 37th solo shot of the Phillies' last 45 home runs.