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-- A three-run rally in the ninth innings gave the Milwaukee Brewers their sixth straight victory, moving them within a game and a half of St. Louis for the final wild card playoff position.
WASHINGTON D.C. - A three-run rally in the ninth innings gave the Milwaukee Brewers their sixth straight victory, moving them within a game and a half of St. Louis for the final wild card playoff position.
St. Louis lost to the Cubs Friday afternoon, 5-4.
Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez pounded consecutive RBI hits in the come-from-behind rally against the Washington Nationals. Milwaukee won 4-2. Starter Edwin Jackson had held the Brewers in check, allowing just one run over the first eight innings. Norichika Aoki led off the ninth with a bunt base hit, went to second on a passed ball and took third on Rickie Weeks’ flyout. Braun tied the score at 2-2 with a single to left, then stole second and scored the go-ahead run on a double by Ramirez. Travis Ishikawa gave the Brewers an insurance run. Jose Veras picked up his fifth victory for Milwaukee, while closer John Axford slammed the door on Washington, good for his 32nd save.
The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired catcher Yorvit Torrealba in a minor trade with Toronto. Milwaukee will give up a player to be named later, or cash. Torrealba has played just 10 games in the big leagues this season, but has a .258 career batting average in 12 major league seasons.