WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run to start a six-run sixth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 7-1 Monday.
The Brewers sent 11 batters to the plate in an inning that helped them take three of four from the Nationals after being swept by Pittsburgh to start the road trip.
Jody Gerut also homered and had three RBIs for Milwaukee. Gerut had gone 90 at-bats without a home run before his solo shot in the eighth.
Yovani Gallardo (12-10) gave up one run on four hits and four walks in five innings. He stuck out eight.
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