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    Francisco Rodriguez can't seem to protect any lead.
     
    Jimmy Rollins hit an RBI single off Rodriguez with two outs in the 10th and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied in their last at-bat for the fourth straight day, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 to complete their first three-game sweep of the season on Wednesday.
     
    Rodriguez, appointed the closer last week, allowed four runs in the ninth in a 7-6 loss Monday. The four-time All-Star has blown six saves in nine chances.
     

    ``I don't know what to tell you, man, to be honest with you,'' Rodriguez said. ``I've just gotta take the heat, take the responsibility. We lost the game because of me. Simple as that. It hurts. At this point, I've just gotta be strong and stay positive and not give up. Keep working hard and try and improve.''
     
    This sure isn't the same K-Rod who set a major league record with 62 saves with the Angels in 2008.
     
    ``He got that first hitter out and then threw a couple good fastballs and then got wild with it. So I don't know,'' manager Ron Roenicke said.
     
     The five-time defending NL East champions have won four in a row, including three walkoff wins.
     
    Rollins had the winning hit in the 12th against San Francisco on Sunday. The Phillies scored four runs off Rodriguez in the ninth in a 7-6 win Monday, and six in the eighth in a 7-6 win Tuesday.
     
    Earlier in the day, the Phillies signed Cole Hamels to a $144 million, six-year deal that prevents the 2008 World Series MVP from becoming a free agent in November.
     
     They celebrated with their eighth win in 12 games since the All-Star break and moved closer to getting out of last place. The Phillies remained 9{ games behind in the wild-card standings.