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Gallardo strikes out 11 in Brewers win

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By COLIN FLY

AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Yovani Gallardo struck out 11 in seven innings and Mike Cameron slid under catcher Wil Nieves' tag for the go-ahead run in the seventh, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday.

Prince Fielder hit his 25th homer and Craig Counsell added a homer and three RBIs for the Brewers, who won consecutive games for the first time this month after a miserable 8-16 start to July.

Milwaukee (51-51) came into the month with a two-game lead in the NL Central and needed to rally behind their promising young right-hander.

Gallardo (10-7) scattered five hits and a walk. He struck out a batter in every inning but one, but allowed a three-run homer to Ryan Zimmerman in the fourth that made it 3-2.

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