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Myers lined a two-out single to right off Seth McClung to load the bases in the fifth. But Rollins lined out to end the threat.
The Brewers missed an opportunity to break it open in the first after Myers walked in a run with one out.
Myers threw three straight called strikes to Mike Cameron to start the game, but quickly lost his control. He walked Ray Durham on four pitches and Ryan Braun followed with a double off the wall in left-center. After Prince Fielder was intentionally walked to load the bases, Myers walked J.J. Hardy to force in a run.
But Myers escaped further trouble by getting Corey Hart to hit into a home-to-first double play on a bouncer to the mound.
Ryan Braun doubled and scored on Craig Counsell's RBI groundout to cut it to 5-2 in the seventh.
Fielder was the tying run when he came up against Romero in the eighth, but he shattered his bat on a weak grounder to second base.
Lidge, 41-for-41 in save chances this season, allowed one run and had the tying run on second base in Game 1 before striking out Hart to secure a 3-1 win.
Myers beat the Brewers on three days' rest on Sept. 14, tossing a two-hitter in a 6-1 victory that completed a four-game sweep and ended Ned Yost's tenure as Milwaukee's manager. The sweep moved the Phillies into a tie with the Brewers for the wild-card spot and pulled them within a game of the New York Mets in the division.
Myers wasn't the same in his next two starts, allowing 14 runs in 8 1-3 innings.
Notes: Ruiz started behind the plate for the Phillies instead of Chris Coste, who usually catches Myers. ... Sabathia allowed at least five earned runs in three of his first four starts with the Indians, but didn't do it again in his next 31 outings. ... Sabathia's previous shortest outing with Milwaukee was 5 2-3 innings at Cincinnati on Sept. 20. ... The Phillies tied their postseason record with six doubles. They had six against Cincinnati in Game 3 of the 1976 NLCS.
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