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Brewers 11, Nationals 9

W: Chris Narveson (1-0)
L: Jason Bergmann (2-2)
SV: Trevor Hoffman (27)

HR: Mike Cameron (18), Ronnie Belliard (5), Willie Harris (5)

MVP: Mike Cameron (+ .207)
LVP: Mike Burns (-.188)

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After a 90 minute rain delay the Brewers decided to make it worth our while by getting out to a seven-run lead, and then giving it all back.

The Crew got the scoring started off right away in the first when Felipe Lopez and Mike Cameron led off with consecutive singles and scored on Ryan Braun’s double. In the second Alcides Escobar led off with his first career extra base hit and scored on Felipe Lopez’s double. Mike Cameron then homered to make it 6-0. In the fourth it was Mike Cameron again, who doubled to score Escobar.

Unfortunately, 7 runs wasn’t enough enough of a lead. The Nationals got two runs in the second inning off Mike Burns and four more on a grand slam by Ronnie Belliard in the third. Burns left with the Brewers leading 8-6, but the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead. Mark DiFelice couldn’t throw strikes and was taken out mid-batter after walking the pitcher (who was trying to bunt). Chris Narveson then entered the game and gave up an RBI double to Nyjer Morgan and a sac fly to tie the game.

The Crew would regain the lead in the sixth on Casey McGehee’s bloop and would tack on another run in the seventh on Felipe Lopez’s RBI double and Jason Kendall's RBI double in the eighth. Chris Narveson settled down and pitched two shut-out innings. After Claudio Vargas pitched a perfect seventh, Todd Coffey came in and gave up a solo home run to Willie Harris, but nothing else. Trevor Hoffman came in and shut the door for his 27th save.