Milwaukee Brewers (29-48) at Philadelphia Phillies (27-50), 7:05 p.m. (ET)

( - Baseball's worst will be on display for the next four games at Citizens Bank Park, as the Milwaukee Brewers pay a visit to the Philadelphia Phillies.


The Phillies have the worst record in the majors at 27-50 and the Brewers are right behind at 29-48.


Milwaukee will visit the Cincinnati Reds on its seven-game road trip and is coming off a series win over the Minnesota Twins. The Brewers prevailed 5-3 in Sunday's rubber match at Miller Park, as Ryan Braun and Adam Lind each hit two-run homers in the eighth inning.


"Winning is something we haven't done a lot as a team," Braun said. "It's nice to win. It's nice to win another series -- we won both series at home against two pretty good teams. It's always a lot of fun playing these guys. The crowd's always into it; a lot of Twins fans here.


"It creates a fun and enjoyable atmosphere."


Mike Fiers threw seven innings of one-run ball and Will Smith pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the win, Milwaukee's fourth in the last six tries.


Jimmy Nelson draws the start for the Crew Monday and is 4-8 with a 4.34 earned run average in 15 starts. Nelson ended a personal two-game slide in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the New York Mets and hurled eight innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts and one walk.


Nelson is 2-4 in his last six decisions and will face the Phillies for the first time. He has a 2-5 record and a 4.74 ERA in eight road starts.


The Phillies split a doubleheader with the Washington Nationals on Sunday, dropping the early game by a 3-2 score before posting an 8-5 win in the nightcap.


Philadelphia pounded out 16 hits in the second game and was led by Maikel Franco's three RBI and Cesar Hernandez's four hits. Odubel Herrera finished 3- for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Phillies, who ended a three-game slide and won for the fourth time in seven tries.


Severino Gonzalez earned the win, despite giving up four runs in 5 1/3 innings.


"In general, he pitched well," said Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin. "He attacked. He did a real good job."


The Phillies are holding a press conference this afternoon to announce new leadership, according to the club's Twitter account. The team is expected to introduce Andy MacPhail as the new president. On Friday, manager Ryne Sandberg stepped down from his post.


Sean O'Sullivan gets the nod for the Phils Monday and hasn't won since May 17 versus Arizona. He is 0-3 in his last seven starts and did not record a decision in Tuesday's 11-6 victory at Yankee Stadium, where he was touched for six runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings.


O'Sullivan is 1-5 in 11 appearances with a 5.34 ERA and lost his only career start against Milwaukee, giving up three runs (2 earned) and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings of work.


The Phillies and Brewers are meeting for the first time this season and are scheduled to play three games at Miller Park in August. Philadelphia has won the past four games in this series.


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