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Brewers edge the Nationals, 6-5

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The Brewers jumped on Gio Gonzalez for six runs in the first three innings Saturday, and the Nationals' comeback fell just short as Milwaukee handed Washington its seventh consecutive loss, 6-5, at Miller Park.

Chris Carter opened things up with a three-run homer in the first inning and the Brewers tacked on one run in the second and two more in the third off Gonzalez, whose struggles continued as he gave up all six runs on six hits in just three innings.

Milwaukee starter Matt Garza allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks in six innings, but picked up his first win in his third start since returning from the 60-day DL. Jeremy Jeffress worked through the heart of the Nats' order, earning his 21st save as the Brewers clinched a series win and will go for a three-game sweep Sunday.

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