WASHINGTON (AP) _ 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 a 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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