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Nationals win 4th straight with power surge



AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Nyjer Morgan, Adam Dunn and Cristian Guzman homered and the Washington Nationals beat the reeling Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Tuesday night, tying their longest winning streak this season.

Morgan led off the game with a homer, Dunn hit a towering blast 445 feet that took one hop and bounced out of Miller Park in the fourth and Guzman capped it with a three-run shot in the eighth as the Nationals won their fourth straight win.

Washington, which still has the worst record in the majors at 32-68, has won six of its last eight under interim manager Jim Riggleman, who improved to 6-7 since taking over at the All-Star break for Manny Acta.

Ryan Braun hit his 21st homer and second in as many days for Milwaukee, which has lost 16 of 23.

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