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Brewers 4, Nationals 5: Pesky Nats

The Brewers tied the game late, but Washington wouldn't let up.

Greg Fiume

Win: Rafael Soriano (2-0)
Loss: Rob Wooten (1-4)

HR: Ryan Zimmerman (5)


The Brewers did something today that few teams have been able to do. Facing a one-run deficit against Nationals closer Rafael Soriano, Milwaukee was able to tie the game when Rickie Weeks singled home Logan Schafer. Prior to this game, Soriano had a 0.97 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP.

Unfortunately, tying the game didn't even earn the Brewers a shot at extra innings. The Nationals got their turn to bat in the ninth against Rob Wooten and scored the game winner. Denard Span singled with one out, then moved to second when Anthony Rendon made the secound out on a grounder. Nearly out of the inning, Wooten gave up a walk-off double to Jayson Werth.

The Brewers had also gotten out to an early lead early in the game. Down 1-0, they picked up a pair of runs in the third inning on a Jonathan Lucroy RBI groundout that saw Ryan Braun score from second and a Khris Davis RBI single. The Brewers then pushed the lead to 3-1 in the top of the fourth when Carlos Gomez brought in Jean Segura.

Unfortunately, the team blew it right after. Yovani Gallardo gave up a two-run homer to Ryan Zimmerman, then a wild pitch scored Jose Lobaton to make the score 4-3. That would be all for scoring until the ninth inning.

The Cardinals play the Dodgers tonight. If St. Louis wins, the Brewers will be out of first place for the first time since April 4.