Series: Game 1 of 3

Milwaukee leads 1-0 (as of 8/12)

Game 1: Tuesday, August 12
Game 2: Wednesday, August 13
Game 3: Thursday, August 14

Brewers 6

(47-71, 26-32 away)

Phillies 3

(64-54, 34-26 home)

    7:05 PM ET, August 12, 2003

    Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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    MIL 400020000 6 7 0
    PHI 101000100 3 5 0

    W: W. Franklin (8-9)

    L: B. Duckworth (4-7)

    S: D. Kolb (7)

    Duckworth gave up six runs in 4 2/3 innings

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Brandon Duckworth pitched his best during a pennant race two years ago. The way he's going now, he might not stick around for this one.

    Keith Osik hit a bases-clearing double and Keith Ginter added a two-run double, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

    Wayne Franklin (8-9) allowed three runs and four hits in 6 2-3 innings to snap a three-game losing streak. He had allowed 18 runs in his previous 15 innings.

    Danny Kolb pitched the ninth for his seventh save in as many chances.

    Duckworth (4-7) gave up six runs and five hits in 4 2-3 innings. Four of the six batters he walked scored. The right-hander has lost six of his last seven decisions and is in danger of losing his spot as the No. 5 starter.

    "There are no options at the big league level," Phillies manager Larry Bowa said of the possibility of replacing Duckworth. "He's shown signs of coming out of it, then he reverts back."

    Asked if the team will consider bringing up Triple-A right-hander Ryan Madson, Bowa said: "I don't think that's going to be my call."

    Madson is 11-7 with a 3.91 ERA in 22 starts for Scranton Wilkes-Barre.

    Duckworth was 3-2 with a 3.52 ERA in 11 starts in 2001 when the Phillies finished two games behind Atlanta in the NL East. He's 12-16 with a 5.28 ERA since.

    "I felt really strong, started overthrowing my fastball, ended up walking guys and that kills you," Duckworth said.

    Franklin, who was born in nearby Wilmington, Del., said he had 75 family and friends attend the game.

    "I was thinking about it all night. It's my first start in front of them," Franklin said. "There was a little pressure, but fortunately it worked out."

    Placido Polanco hit a solo homer and Pat Burrell had an RBI triple for Philadelphia, which has lost six of eight.

    The Brewers scored four runs in the first inning off Duckworth, who walked three in the inning.

    Eric Young walked to start the game and Geoff Jenkins walked with one out. Richie Sexson's RBI double made it 1-0.

    After John Vander Wal walked to load the bases with one out, Duckworth retired Ginter on a shallow fly to center. Osik then fell behind in the count 0-2, worked it to 2-2 and hit a sharp grounder past third baseman Tomas Perez into the left-field corner for a three-run double.

    "I got lucky and found a hole," Osik said. "I haven't come through much with the bases loaded this year so that felt good."

    Burrell's triple in the first cut it to 4-1. Polanco's 11th homer made it 4-2 in the third.

    Ginter blooped a two-out double between shortstop Jimmy Rollins and Burrell in left field, scoring Jenkins and Sexson to make it 6-2 in the fifth.

    An RBI double by Mike Lieberthal cut it to 6-3 in the seventh.

    Game notes

    Sexson was 1-for-16 before hitting an RBI double in the first. ... Burrell batted cleanup for the first time since May 27. ... Phillies 1B Jim Thome is 5-for-26 (.192) in his last seven games. ... Phillies 3B David Bell, on the disabled list since July 11 with a back injury, will have an MRI exam Wednesday because he has soreness in his left hip. ... Osik extended his hitting streak to a career-best eight games. ... Phillies CF Marlon Byrd is in a 4-for-32 (.125) slump.

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