Phils 6-0 under Thomson, best by new manager for 88

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MILWAUKEE — Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and Odúbel Herrera homered as interim manager Rob Thomson and the Philadelphia Phillies won their season-high seventh straight game, beating the sagging Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Thursday .

Thomson, 6-0 since replacing Joe Girardi, is off to the best start by a first major league manager since Boston’s Joe Morgan won his first 12 games July 15-25, 1988, Elias Sports said. Desk.

The NL Central leaders Brewers lost their worst sixth season in a row.

Didi Gregorius singled, tripled, doubled and pitched a run, and Seranthony Dominguez (3-1) pitched an inning. Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes (3-4) allowed three runs – one earned – in 4 1/3 innings. .

CHICAGO — Max Muncy opened the game with a three-run homer in the sixth inning after White Sox manager Tony La Russa ordered an intentional walk to Trea Turner with a 1-2 count against southpaw Bennett Sousa.

Muncy had five RBIs in his return after missing 11 games with an inflamed left elbow. He came in hitting .150 to Turner’s .303.

Los Angeles trailed 4-0 before a six-run fifth. Brusdar Graterol (2-2) won and Dylan Cease (4-3) was the loser.

CINCINNATI — Josh Rojas hit a two-run single for a four-run rally to lead 4-3 in the ninth as the Diamondbacks earned a four-game split.

Arizona came in ninth behind 3-1, but got help when Tony Santillan (0-1) threw a wild pitch then threw a bunt for an error,

Mark Melancon (2-6), second of three Diamondbacks relievers, picked up the win. Ian Kennedy threw the ninth for his fourth save, although he allowed Matt Reynolds’ solo homer.

A foul ball in the fourth inning broke the right thumb of Reds receiver Tyler Stephenson, who is expected to miss four to six weeks.

DENVER — Yonathan Daza curled a game-breaking single into right field, capping a 3-run fourth inning fueled by three errors. San Francisco committed a season-high four errors, including a pair at fourth by second baseman Thairo Estrada.

Charlie Blackmon had three hits for the Rockies, who are 3-6 against the Giants this season.

Austin Gomber (3-6) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, and Alex Colomé threw a ninth hit for his third save. Logan Webb (5-2) allowed three runs – two earned – on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Shane McClanahan (7-2) allowed one unearned run and two hits in eight innings and struck out nine, earning his fifth straight start as Tampa Bay completed a three-game sweep.

Ji-Man Choi hit a two-run homer in the fourth against Miles Mikolas (4-4), who threw a three-hitter.

Jason Adam worked the ninth for his second save, finishing a game that lasted 1 hour and 54 minutes as the Rays moved a season high of 11 games above .500.

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