Brewers match team winningest home streak with Nationals sweep
The Milwaukee Brewers matched their winningest home-stand in team history with a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals Wednesday.
The Brewers capped off a 9-1 stretch at Miller Park, which ended with six straight wins.
Geoff Jenkins was yesterday's hero. He hit a solo home run in the fourth and had an RBI single in the eighth that put Milwaukee in front for good.
The Brewers had just six hits, including two singles by Prince Fielder. J.J. Hardy went 0-4, ending the fourth-longest hitting streak in Brewer history at 19 games.
The Nationals had five hits and Felipe Lopez homered for their only run. Derrick Turnbow got the win with a 1-2-3 eighth. He's 1-0.
Francisco Cordero picked up his 15th save while pitching in his sixth straight game. Micah Bowie took the loss. He's 0-2 as the Nationals lost their eighth straight.
The Brewers out-scored their opponents 59-19 in their home-stand. They're now 24-10, the best start in team history and they're 6.5 games up on the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.
The Brewers are off Thursday. They'll play the Mets in New York Friday night, opening a stretch of 13 road games in their next 16.