PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adam Lind homered, Scooter Gennett doubled twice, tripled and drove in three runs and the hot-hitting Milwaukee Brewers won their season-best fourth straight game 9-5 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.

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The Brewers felt fortunate to win this one. Aramis Ramirez drove in three runs and Ryan Braun had four hits to lead Milwaukee over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Tuesday night. Hernan Perez tripled and had a pair of hits for the Brewers, who have won six of eight.

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A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Wednesday:

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Jonathan Lucroy and Ryan Braun seem to always have a good time when hitting at Citizens Bank Park. Lucroy had four of the Brewers’ season high-tying 16 hits and drove in two runs and Braun added three hits and an RBI, leading Milwaukee to a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night in a matchup of the two worst teams in baseball. ”That was kind of vintage Lucroy tonight,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

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(Adds later game) June 27 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights from Saturday’s Major League Baseball games: – - – - LA Angels 4, Seattle 2 Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano left Saturday’s 4-2 loss against the Los Angeles Angels in the sixth inning after being hit in the head by an errant throw. Cano was injured after hitting into a double play. The throw from Angels shortstop Taylor Featherston hit Cano in the head and he underwent Major League Baseball’s concussion protocol test in the bottom of the seventh.

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At this point in the season, any win is a well-timed one for the Milwaukee Brewers. Ryan Braun and Adam Lind hit two-run homers in the eighth inning and the Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Sunday. The Brewers have the second-worst record in the majors, only ahead of Philadelphia.

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Hernandez had four hits, and Philadelphia stopped Washington’s eight-game winning streak with an 8-5 victory over the Nationals in the second half of a doubleheader on Sunday. Mackanin got his first win since he became the interim manager after Ryne Sandberg resigned on Friday. Maikel Franco drove in three runs for Philadelphia, which had dropped three in a row.

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Take a look around the league with Big League Stew’s daily wrap up. We’ll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. The St. Louis Cardinals became the first team to 50 wins this season with an 8-1 blowout victory against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. No one else is particularly close, either, with the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals checking in next at 43 wins. The Cardinals reached 50 wins in their 74th game, which is the first time that’s happened since the 2005 Chicago White Sox. If you recall, that team went on to win a World Series championship. It’s a remarkable pace, especially considering the injuries to Adam Wainwright, Matt Holliday, Matt Adams and others, but par for the course given the Cardinals recent history. [ Check out Big League Stew on Tumblr for even more baseball awesomeness. ] Focusing on Saturday’s win, it was a complete effort. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha set the pace, tossing six innings of one-run ball. He struck out five and allowed six hits. Carlos Villanueva took it from there, picking up the rare three-inning save. He struck out three. Offensively, St. Louis received at least one hit from all nine starters. Xavier Scruggs led the way with three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. Jason Heyward reached base four times and scored twice. With the win, St. Louis now owns an eight-game lead over Pittsburgh. That’s the largest margin in MLB. At 39-34, the Cubs are 10 1/2 games behind. CLAYTON KERSHAW LOSES THIRD STRAIGHT DECISION Though the headline is factual, it’s also a bit deceiving. Clayton Kershaw may have lost his third straight decision on Saturday as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell 3-2 to the Miami Marlins, but he was still Clayton Kershaw. In seven innings of work, the Dodgers ace allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits. He struck out nine and walked none, bringing his three-game K/BB ratio to 28/3. In fact, Kershaw’s notched at least nine strikeouts in five straight starts, which is the longest streak of his career. It just wasn’t enough, because he didn’t get enough support. Over his last three outings, the Dodgers have scored a total of seven runs. Granted, during some Kershaw stretches that would be plenty good enough for a couple wins or even three. But they certainly aren’t in sync right now. Credit Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler for Saturday’s performance. He allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings. Also credit Miam’s double play combo of Adeiny Hechavarria and Dee Gordon for this gem. Wow is right. The Giancarlo Stantonless stretch is off to a better start than expected, but we’re guessing they’ll miss him again sooner than later. TORII HUNTER HITS PAIR OF HOMERS FOR TWINS  Torii Hunter’s 1,300th game in a Minnesota Twins uniform was anything but bad luck. The soon-to-be 40-year-old outfielder had a monster day at the plate, homering twice and doubling in a 5-2 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers.  ”How do you get 1,300 and you’re only 29?” Hunter said with a big laugh. ”In dog years, yes.” Hunter made his major-league debut with Minnesota as a pinch-runner on Aug. 22, 1997. His first stint with Minnesota lasted through the 2007 season, when he signed with the Los Angeles Angels. Overall, he’s appeared in 2,188 games. Eighteen of them have been multi-homer games.  The Twins also got production from Brian Dozier, who reached base three times. Kyle Gibson picked up the win with 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball.  MOTHER NATURE WINS THE DAY There was a lot of good baseball played on Saturday, but only Mother Nature can claim four victories. That’s right, four games were impacted by rain, including the Reds-Mets battle at Citi Field in New York. That game was suspended after six innings with the game tied at 1. They’ll resume in the seventh inning at 1:10 p.m. ET. Rookie Steven Matz will make his major league debut in the regularly scheduled game for New York. Down the road in Philadelphia, the Nationals and Phillies were postponed after playing an inning and a half, which didn’t sit well with Nats’ manager Matt Williams. Asked how frustrating today was, Williams said “extremely.” “Burned our pitcher. I’m not very happy about it.” — Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) June 27, 2015 The pitcher they burned was Gio Gonzalez, who also wasn’t very happy. Gio Gonzalez, dripping with sarcasm: “The rain really caught us off guard. Only knew it was coming for 3 days.” — Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) June 27, 2015 They will play two on Sunday afternoon and Gio Gonzalez will not be available. Elsewhere, the White Sox-Tigers and Indians-Orioles games were also postponed. The former will be made up on Sept. 21, while the O’s host a day-night doubleheader on Sunday. Mother Nature permitting, of course. Want to see more from Saturday’s slate of games? Check out our scoreboard . More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Townie813

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — After getting hammered in his last two starts, Matt Garza limited the runs and hits.

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Take a look around the league with Big League Stew’s daily wrap up. We’ll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. The AL East is getting tighter by the day and on any given night can swing a different direction on one swing of the bat. In Friday’s action, the biggest swing may have belonged to New York Yankees outfielder Chris Young. One pitch after breaking his bat on a foul ball against Will Harris, Young grabbed his new lumber and muscled up for a three-run homer. Those three runs would be all New York mustered against Vincent Velásquez and Houston’s bullpen, but it would be enough to pull off a 3-2 victory. [ Check out Big League Stew on Tumblr for even more baseball awesomeness. ] Young’s blast immediately followed singles from Carlos Beltran and Garrett Jones. Young finished the game with three hits, which gives him four multi-hit games in a row. He’s also a big fan of hitting at Minute Maid Park. Chris Young’s .405 BA at Minute Maid Park is 2nd-highest by any player (min. 100 AB). Joey Votto (.415) is 1st. https://t.co/cMlUuawfqJ — Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) June 27, 2015 Houston native Nathan Eovaldi picked up the win for New York after tossing six innings of two-run ball. He struck out six. Dellin Betances bounced back from a blown save on Tuesday by retiring all four batters he faced. With the win and a Tampa Bay Rays loss to Boston, the Yankees moved back to within one-half game of first place. The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays now sit one game behind headed into Saturday’s action. CARDINALS INCH CLOSER TO 50 WINS The most intriguing series of the weekend is taking place down in St. Louis, where the first-place Cardinals are hosting the rival Chicago Cubs. We say intriguing, because everybody wants to know if the quickly improving Cubs can prove to be a real threat to St. Louis in the NL Central. Verdict after game one: Not quite yet. In typical Cardinals fashion, they received a quality outing from starter John Lackey and found just enough offense to break the Cubs hearts, winning 3-2 on a walkoff error in the 10th inning.  The Cardinals loaded the bases with no outs when Cubs skipper Joe Maddon went to the five-man infield. Naturally, Peralta hit a grounder to Mike Baxter, Chicago’s fifth infielder, who threw home wide.  As noted, Lackey was good, tossing seven innings of two-run ball. Jake Arrieta was even better for Chicago, allowing one run over seven innings. Pedro Strop, however, coughed up the slim lead on a pinch-hit home run by Greg Garcia. The win was St. Louis’ league-best 49th this season. Houston is next in line with 43. The Cardinals are 27-7 at home, which is also the league’s best mark. They own an eight-game division lead over Pittsburgh and are 9 1/2 in front of Chicago.    NOAH SYNDERGAARD PITCHES METS BACK OVER .500 Lack of offense was the New York Mets key issue during their recent seven-game losing streak, which pushed them one game under .500. Now the team’s young starting pitching is looking to take charge and turn things back around. On Thursday, likely All-Star Jacob deGrom did his part, allowing just four hits and striking out seven in a win against the Milwaukee Brewers. On Friday, rookie Noah Syndergaard got them back over .500, allowing one run on five hits in a 2-1 victory against the Cincinnati Reds. Syndergaard needed just 89 pitches to complete eight innings. He struck out five and walked none. It was easily the best start of his rookie campaign, and considering the Mets’ recent struggles it couldn’t have come at a better time. Now they’ll look to build their winning streak with Matt Harvey taking the ball on Saturday afternoon. [ On this week's StewPod: Looking back at a fun week in baseball with Jeff Passan ] Offensively, the Mets did very little against Johnny Cueto. Curtis Granderson led off the game with a solo home run. They also pieced together a run in the fifth on Dilson Herrera’s triple and three walks. Lucas Duda’s walk drove in the go-ahead run. Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect ninth for his 21st save. JAYS LAUNCH FOUR HOMERS IN WIN OVER RANGERS After eeking out a 1-0 win in 12 innings against the Rays on Wednesday, the Toronto Blue Jays offense wasted no time taking over on Friday. Trailing by an early run on Prince Fielder’s 300th career homer, the Jays answered quickly and emphatically thanks to Edwin Encarnacion’s grand slam and went on to a 12-2 triumph. Overall, Toronto connected for four home runs. That included a separate solo shot from Encarnacion, as well as solo shots from Russell Martin and Danny Valenica. The latter of which came off Rangers position player Adam Rosales. The outburst made a winner of Mark Buehrle, who’s now 8-4 on the season. Buehrle has received at least 10 runs of support in five of his 15 outings this season, including a total of 37 over his first three starts. Want to see more from Friday’s slate of games? Check out our scoreboard . More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Townie813

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