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Phillies above .500 for first time

Replacing Roy Halladay in the Phillies’ rotation is a huge task, but Tyler Cloyd certainly is handling it well.

Cloyd scattered four hits over 6 2/3 shutout innings and the Phillies won their fifth consecutive game to push above .500 for the first time this year with a 5-1 win over the Brewers on Thursday night at Miller Park. Cloyd has given up two earned runs or less in four of his five starts and has a 3.68 ERA.

Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta (4-7) was battered for five runs in five innings after outdueling Cloyd in his last outing. The Brewers have lost 26 of their past 34 games.