WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anthony Rendon homered and doubled to drive in two runs, rookie Joe Ross allowed one run in seven innings and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Saturday night.
Michael Taylor hit a home run for the third straight night, connecting on a two-run shot for Washington, which had lost 8 of 10 and began play five games behind the Mets in the National League East.
Ross (4-5), 0-2 with a 9.35 ERA in his two previous starts, gave up six hits, struck out four and didn't walk a batter.
Wilson Ramos added a double and a single and scored twice for the Nationals, who had 11 hits.
Khris Davis hit his 15th home run leading off the seventh for the Brewers. It was Davis' eighth homer in his last 15 games.
Milwaukee rookie right-hander Taylor Jungmann (7-5) endured his worst outing of the season. He lasted four innings, allowing a season-high five runs on seven hits.