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Brewers drop series to Nationals Submitted: 07/20/2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jayson Werth hit a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth after the Brewers tied it in the top of the inning and the Washington Nationals beat Milwaukee 5-4 on Sunday afternoon.

Washington's bullpen tossed five scoreless innings in relief of Gio Gonzalez until Rickie Weeks' RBI single in the ninth off closer Rafael Soriano (1-1), who earned the win despite blowing his third save in 25 chances.

Anthony Rendon reached on a fielder's choice against Rob Wooten (1-4) with two outs in the ninth. He scored from first on Werth's drive into the left field corner.

Washington took two of three in the series between teams that entered Sunday as division leaders.

Ryan Zimmerman had two hits, including a two-run homer, for the Nationals.

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Brewers fall to Nationals 8-3 Submitted: 07/19/2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Matt Garza was knocked out in the first inning of his shortest major league start, and Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos drove in three runs apiece to lead the Washington Nationals over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 Saturday night.

Garza (6-7) faced eight batters and got just one out, allowing four singles, a double and two walks in the shortest of his 211 big league starts dating to 2006. His previous low was 1 1-3 innings at the Marlins on June 18, 2010, according to STATS.

Garza had been 4-2 with a 2.35 ERA in his previous eight outings, but Saturday's effort caused his season ERA to rise from 3.69 to 4.04. He dropped to 0-3 with a 7.33 ERA in six career starts against the Nationals.

Tanner Roark (9-6) gave up one runs and six hits in seven innings with five strikeouts. In his first full season as a starter, he has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 13 of 19 outings.

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Brewers take first of three from Nationals in Washington Submitted: 07/18/2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis homered and Kyle Lohse pitched seven strong innings to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 in a meeting of division leaders Friday night.

Aramis Ramirez added a two-run single for the NL Central leading Brewers.

Lohse (10-4) picked up his first win since June 22. He allowed 10 hits, but just one run over seven innings as Washington went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position.

Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura was back in the lineup, a week after the sudden passing of his 9-month-old son, and went 1 for 4.

Bryce Harper had a homer and two singles for Washington, which began play percentage points ahead of Atlanta in the NL East. Francisco Rodriguez gave up Harper's ninth-inning homer, but picked up his 28th save.

Stephen Strasburg (7-7) allowed four runs on seven hits. He struck out nine in seven innings.

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Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game Submitted: 07/15/2014

MINNEAPOLIS - Helping send Derek Jeter out a winner in his last All-Star game appearance, Mike Trout drove in two runs with a triple and a double to lead the American League past the National League 5-3 on Tuesday night.

Jeter started his 14th and final midsummer gathering of the game's best with a vintage opposite-field double, following an ovation from the Target Field crowd of more than one minute. The Yankees captain went 2 for 2 and was removed to another roar from the fans in the top of the fourth inning.

Max Scherzer picked up the victory with a scoreless inning, and Twins closer Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth for the save in front of his home crowd to again give the AL home-field advantage for the World Series.

Another hometown favorite, Pat Neshek, took the loss for the NL.

Miguel Cabrera homered for the AL.


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Segura leaves Brewers after infant son's death Submitted: 07/12/2014

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is returning home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month old son.

The team broke the news to Segura after Friday night's game, a 7-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. He was placed on the bereavement list Saturday.

Segura's mother attended Friday's game and told several of the wives of Brewers players. And they told Segura.

The Brewers recalled Elian Herrera from Triple-A Nashville.



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Cards win, Brewers SS Segura out after son's death Submitted: 07/12/2014

MILWAUKEE - Adam Wainwright pitched seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals sent Milwaukee to its seventh straight loss, 10-2 on Saturday as the Brewers mourned the death of shortstop Jean Segura's young son.

Segura left the team and traveled home to the Dominican Republic, a day after his 9-month-old son died. The Brewers observed a moment of silence for Janniel Segura, and the clubhouse was closed before the game.

The 24-year-old shortstop learned his son had died after the Brewers' 7-6 loss to St. Louis on Friday night. Manager Ron Roenicke said the boy had been ill.

The Cardinals pulled into a first-place tie with Milwaukee in the NL Central. St. Louis trailed by 6 1/2 games on July 1.

Frustrated Brewers star Carlos Gomez struck out swinging in the fifth inning and tried three times without success to break the bat over his leg. He slammed his helmet and tore up his batting gloves.



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Hernandez cruises, Phillies beat Brewers 4-1 Submitted: 07/09/2014

MILWAUKEE - Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley homered to support Roberto Hernandez's solid start, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday night for their third straight win over the NL Central leaders.

Hernandez (4-8) needed just 84 pitches in eight innings to dispatch the aggressive Brewers, who have lost four straight and eight of nine. Hernandez allowed three hits, and Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save.

Veterans Rollins and Utley homered off Kyle Lohse (9-4), who at one point retired 13 straight batters after Utley's first-inning solo shot.

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Utley, Hamels lead Phillies over Brewers 3-2 Submitted: 07/07/2014

MILWAUKEE - Chase Utley hit a two-run homer, and Cole Hamels allowed one earned run over 6 2-3 innings for his first victory in a month as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Monday night.

Hamels (3-5) allowed two runs and seven hits, striking out seven and walking two for his first victory since June 6 _ a span of six starts. Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 20th save in 22 chances.

Utley, the starting National League All-Star second baseman, staked the Phillies to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with his seventh homer. It was the 27th home run allowed by Marco Estrada (7-6), the most in the majors.

It was the sixth loss in seven games for the Brewers, who have had sole possession of first place in the NL Central since April 9.


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Four Brewers Selected to All-Star Team Submitted: 07/06/2014

MILWAUKEE - Every July, baseball's best players meet for the All-Star Game. This year, it's close by, Minnesota will play host at Target Field.

For the first time since 2007, the Brewers are sending 4 players.

Two of them were elected National League starters by fans...

Aramis Ramirez will be starting at third base for the first time in his 16-plus years in the majors.

Carlos Gomez will also make his first start in the outfield. Gomez ranks among the league leaders in slugging percentage, total bases, stolen bases and runs.

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy was named to his first all star game as a reserve and Francisco Rodriguez made the NL bullpen via the player ballot. K-Rod leads the Majors with 27 saves.

Also Auburndale native and Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmerman was selected to his second All-Star game.

The game will be played Tuesday, July 15th.

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Bruce HR breaks slump, sends Reds over Brewers 4-2 Submitted: 07/06/2014

CINCINNATI - Jay Bruce emerged from the deepest slump of his career _ 0 for 26 _ with a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning on Sunday, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Reds gained a game on the NL Central leaders by taking two of three in their series, moving to six back. Cincinnati has won 10 of 15 overall.

The Brewers have lost five of six but still have the NL's best record and a comfortable lead.

Bruce hit a two-run shot with one out in the eighth off left-hander Will Smith (1-2), who took over for Yovani Gallardo.

Mat Latos (2-1) allowed two runs and four hits in a season-high eight innings. Jonathan Broxton pitched the ninth for his sixth save in eight chances.



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