Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond hit three-run
home runs, while Gio Gonzalez picked up his major-league leading 20th win, as
the Washington Nationals ripped the Milwaukee Brewers, 10-4, in the second
edition of a four-game set.
Adam LaRoche homered among his three hits and drove in two for the Nationals,
who recovered from a 4-2 defeat in Friday's series opener to win for the third
time in five games overall.
Gonzalez (20-8) yielded two runs and three hits in seven strong innings to
become the first Washington left-hander to win 20 since Earl Whitehill in
1933. He also fanned five, becoming the first Washington-based pitcher to
strike out 200 batters in a season since Walter Johnson in 1916.
Taylor Green hit a late two-run shot for the Brewers, whose six-game win
streak came to an end.
Wily Peralta (2-1) lasted just 2 2/3 frames, allowing five hits and three
runs, with four walks and as many strikeouts.
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