MILWAUKEE – Kyle Kendrick pitched three-hit ball for eight innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-0 Sunday after waiting out a rare rain delay at Miller Park.
The game was held up for 7 minutes when showers popped up in the first inning with the retractable roof still open. It takes about 10 minutes for the roof to fully shut, and the game was delayed with the Brewers batting in the bottom half when the rain became harder. Most of the Phillies stayed on the field.
Kendrick (6-9) struck out seven and walked one. In his previous start, he threw seven impressive innings and beat Miami 1-0.
Domonic Brown drove in four runs and scored twice. Michael Martinez, who began the day hitting .130, homered off Randy Wolf (3-10).
Kendrick allowed Nyjer Morgan's leadoff triple in the first, then trapped the speedster on Rickie Weeks' hard comebacker. Kendrick tagged out Morgan in a rundown.
Kendrick retired 11 straight batters before walking Jonathan Lucroy to start the seventh.
Ryan Braun went 0 for 3 against Kendrick. The Brewers slugger, who had homered in each of the first three games of the series to push his NL-leading total to 33, doubled off Michael Schwimer to start the ninth.
Brown doubled and singled twice. He walked in the second and Martinez hit his second homer of the season and first since being recalled Aug. 1 from Triple-A.
Brown made it 5-0 when his double cleared the bases after two singles and a walk in the third. Martinez followed with a single and center fielder Carlos Gomez threw out Brown at the plate.
Brian Schneider added a two-run double in the eighth. Brown hit an RBI single in the ninth.
In the Brewers ninth, Braun doubled with one out and Jonathan Lucroy singled. Travis Ishikawa was hit by a pitch to load the bases, but Schwimer struck out Gomez on three pitches and fanned Cody Ransom on four.
Wolf, who is 0-4 in his last five starts with a 6.53 ERA, allowed five runs and 10 hits over seven innings.
NOTES: The Phillies gained a split in the series. They haven't lost a series in Milwaukee since 2007. ... Brewers manager Ron Roenicke gave 3B Aramis Ramirez, 1B Corey Hart and RF Norichika Aoki the day off. ... Milwaukee RHP Shaun Marcum makes a rehab start Monday for the Triple-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.