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For the Milwaukee Brewers, their season could not be off to any better of a start: the Crew just completed an undefeated 6-0 trip. When asked about the feat, third baseman Aramis Ramirez had the following explanation.

 

"We're doing everything right. That's why we're winning," Ramirez said.

 

It certainly seems that way. With an overall 7-2 record, the Brewers are off to their best start since the 1998 season, first undefeated trip of at least six games since 2008, and best road record since 1987.

 

"Let's keep it up," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. "Great pitching again, big hits. The bullpen is coming in and doing a great job. Everything is working."

 

Milwaukee batted .320 (78 for 244) on the trip and scored a whopping 42 runs, leading the major leagues with a 1.95 earned run average and best bullpen ERA (0.98). They outscored the Phillies 25-10 in 38 hits. 

 

"It was a pretty good road trip," said starter Marco Estrada, who out-pitched Philly ace Cliff Lee with six strong innings (five hits, two runs, two walks, six strikeouts). "To go in to Boston and sweep the 2013 champs, that was a great series. And to come in against Philly, a tough team, and do the same, it was just well-played overall. It's the way you want to do it. We're hitting; we're pitching. It's a little tougher to do on the road, but we did it. It just shows you what kind of team we have. We're a pretty good team."

 

“It was kind of a whole team effort on this trip and we’re excited to keep it going,” said catcher Jonathan Lucroy. 

 

The Brewers are tied with the Nationals for the league's best record after three series.

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