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McGehee's pinch-hit HR helps Brewers beat Nats 7-5

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By CHRIS JENKINS

AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Casey McGehee's two-run, pinch-hit homer helped rally the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night, providing a brief break from their monthlong slide in the NL Central.

McGehee's homer -- the Brewers' first from a pinch-hitter this season -- came with two outs in the sixth inning. He smacked a 3-2 pitch from reliever Tyler Clippard (1-1) into the Brewers' bullpen in left-center, giving Milwaukee a 6-5 lead.

Mike Cameron homered for the Brewers, while Ryan Braun had a home run called back on an instant replay review.

Trevor Hoffman allowed one hit in the ninth to earn his 23rd save.

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