Milwaukee 6, Washington 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 23, 2012 1:35 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - D.J. Reyburn,
Attendance - 33111

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 6 15 0
Washington 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 7 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 79-73 46-29 33-44 W1
Washington 92-60 47-30 45-30 L1

Recap


Brewers 6, Nationals 2: Rickie Weeks had three hits and Jonathan Lucroy drove in two runs as visiting Milwaukee kept its wild-card hopes alive.

Brandon Kintzler (3-0) earned the win and John Axford recorded his 33rd save for the Brewers, who stayed 2 1/2 games behind St. Louis for the second National League wild-card spot. The Cardinals won at Chicago 6-3 on Sunday afternoon.

Washington, which has already clinched a postseason berth, lost for the sixth time in its last nine games. The Nationals’ magic number to clinch the NL East title remained at six with Atlanta beating Philadelphia 2-1 on Sunday.

The Brewers broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the seventh when they scored three runs on four hits and a walk. Washington right fielder Jayson Werth lost Carlos Gomez’s fly ball in the sun during the inning, allowing a run to score.

Yovani Gallardo, who allowed two runs over five innings, extended his streak of undefeated starts to 11 and took over the major league lead with 26 quality starts. Milwaukee outhit Washington 15-7 and improved to 25-7 over its last 32 games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez hit two doubles, and his 49 this season are four away from tying the franchise record. …Nationals starter Chien-Ming Wang gave up two runs over four innings. … Milwaukee RF Norichika Aoki went 0-for-5, snapping his 12-game hitting streak.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Washington
Yovani Gallardo Player Chien-Ming Wang
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 4.0
5 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 8
3.60 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Milwaukee   Washington
Rickie Weeks Player Ian Desmond
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.600 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 15 0 20 .375 23 6 6 4 1 0
Washington 7 0 11 .233 17 11 2 6 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Nationals have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Brewers have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .514 after a loss.