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Franco's 2 home runs lead Phillies to 5-2 win over Brewers

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Maikel Franco homered twice and Aaron Nola pitched seven strong innings as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Friday night.
   
The Phillies snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Brewers.
   
Franco hit a two-run home run in the fifth to give Philadelphia a 4-1 lead. He blasted a solo shot over the Brewers bullpen in left in the seventh to stake the Phillies to a four-run lead.
   
Nola (1-2) allowed four hits and retired 11 consecutive batters at one point and 16 of 17 to close out his outing.
   
Milwaukee starter Zach Davies (0-2) surrendered four runs and nine hits over six innings.
   
The Brewers took a 1-0 lead in the first on Chris Carter's run-scoring single. The Phillies tied the game in the fourth on Darin Ruf's RBI single.
   
The Brewers added a run in the ninth on consecutive doubles by Carter and Aaron Hill.

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