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Corey Hart Hits Three Home Runs, Brewers Beat Nationals 11-3 For Seventh Straight Home Win

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W: Yovani Gallardo (6-2)
L: Tom Gorzelanny (2-4)

HR: Corey Hart 3 (3), Prince Fielder (11) Mike Morse (3)

MVP: Corey Hart (+.272)
LVP: Carlos Gomez (-.045)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting

If the Brewers could play all their games at home, they'd most likely be pretty good. They got off to a hot start tonight and coasted to their seventh straight home win and ninth in ten games.

Two batters into the game, the Brewers had two runs. Rickie Weeks was hit by a pitch by Tom Gorzelanny leading off the bottom of the first, and Corey Hart hit a home run deep to center to drive him home with his first long ball of the season. Hart walked in the third and homered again in the fifth, then again in the eighth. It's the eleventh multi-homer game of his career, and the first three homer game for a Brewer since 2003. 

The Brewers gave Yovani Gallardo eleven runs to work with, but he didn't need that many. He allowed just one run (a solo homer to Mike Morse in the first inning) on five hits and a walk over seven innings, tying a season high with nine strikeouts. 

Marco Estrada followed Gallardo to the mound and pitched a scoreless eighth, and Tim Dillard hit the first batter he faced and allowed two runs to score in his 2011 debut in the ninth.