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Brewers snap skid with 7-3 win over Washington

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prince Fielder and Casey McGehee homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers crashed the Stephen Strasburg party and broke a four-game losing streak Friday night with a 7-3 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Braden Looper (11-6) allowed two runs over six innings for the Brewers, who managed a win over a sub-.500 team for a change. Their struggles against teams with losing records -- including this week's sweep by the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates -- have all but pushed Milwaukee out of the playoff race.

At least they were able to beat a Nationals franchise that has produced a week of good news and bad results. Washington is 0-4 since making Monday night's deadline to sign No. 1 overall pick Strasburg.

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