Brewers within six of .500 after sweepWisconsin Sports
- Brewers pull to within six games of .500 for the first time since May 15th, after sweep of Nationals.
The Milwaukee Brewers are within six games of .500 for the first time since May 15th, after beating the Washington Nationals 8-3 yesterday at Miller Park.
The Brewers now have a four-game winning streak after sweeping the Nats – and they’ve moved to within eight and 1/2 games of first-place Saint Louis in the National League Central. Milwaukee never trailed yesterday. They led 5-0 in the fourth inning, with the help of a two-run homer from Rickie Weeks.
And it was 5-3 in the seventh when Casey McGehee put the game away with a three-run blast. McGehee also doubled, and Jonathan Lucroy had two singles and an RBI, but the Brewers were still out-hit 9-7. Adam Dunn and Nyjer Morgan had two hits apiece for Washington, which has lost seven-of-its-last-nine.
Dave Bush got the win. He struck out seven in six innings, giving up three runs on six hits as he improved to 5-and-8. Ross Detwiler lost his first decision of the year, giving up five runs in three-and-two-thirds innings.
He was called up from the minors to replace Luis Atilano, who was put on the disabled list with bone chips in his throwing elbow. Miller Park had a full house, with the help of a Robin Yount bobble-head giveaway. The Brewers have won 10 of 14, and they’ll host second-place Cincinnati tonight. Left-hander Randy Wolf will face Reds’ right-hander Bronson Arroyo.