Nationals 4, Brewers 1: Jordan Zimmermann enjoyed a successful homecoming by tossing six solid innings and Tyler Moore belted a two-run homer as visiting Washington posted its seventh win in eight games.
With Bryce Harper sitting out the contest with a stomach virus, Corey Brown recorded his first career hit by going deep in the fourth inning. Ryan Zimmerman homered for the 12th time since June 26 as the NL East-leading Nationals (60-40) moved 20 games over .500.
Zimmermann (8-6), who hails from Auburndale, Wis., and attended Wisconsin-Stevens Point, extended his impressive streak of pitching at least six innings for the 21st time in as many starts this season. He scattered five hits and struck out six.
After Brown's solo shot opened the scoring, Moore gave Washington a 3-0 edge with two outs in the frame. Moore deposited a slider from Randy Wolf (3-7) over the wall in left field for his sixth homer.
Two relievers bridged the gap to Tyler Clippard, who struck out two in the ninth inning for his 19th save.
Rickie Weeks had two hits - including an RBI single - for the reeling Brewers (45-55), who have dropped eight of their last nine to drop 10 games under .500.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Brown was 0-for-10 with five strikeouts prior to his homer. ... Wolf fell to 9-6 in his career versus the Nationals franchise after yielding four runs on nine hits in seven innings ... With former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke traded Friday, RHP Mark Rogers has been tabbed to start Sunday's series finale. Rogers hasn't pitched for the Brewers since the 2010 season.