The Philadelphia Phillies have climbed above .500 for the first time this season.
Their rise could continue with Cliff Lee getting the ball next.
Lee goes for his first four-start winning streak in two seasons Friday night in his second matchup with the lowly Milwaukee Brewers in less than a week.
After failing twice in April, the Phillies (31-30) finally moved over the break-even point on Thursday, extending their season-high winning streak to five with a 5-1 victory over Milwaukee (22-37).
Philadelphia has 32 runs in that span.
"We're happy that some hard work is starting to pay off," said Michael Young, who went 3 for 4 in the opener of the Phillies' 10-game trip. "We're starting to see it in the standings."
The Phillies, 6 12 back of NL East-leading Atlanta, go for a fourth straight win in Milwaukee with Lee (7-2, 2.45 ERA) getting another look at the Brewers. He struck out a season-best 11 in 7 2-3 innings of Sunday's 7-5 victory over Milwaukee.
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