WASHINGTON, DC (WHBL) - Former U-W Stevens Point star Jordan Zimmermann earned his National League-leading 12th win of the year Monday night, as the Washington Nationals pounded the Milwaukee Brewers 10-5 in D-C. It was the Crew’s sixth straight loss. Zimmermann did not have the best of nights, giving up four runs on nine hits in six innings with five strikeouts. But it was good enough for the Auburndale native to remain unbeaten in 21 home starts dating back to May of last year. Zimmermann also had three hits, including a double, and he scored twice. He improved to 12-3, matching his win total from a year ago. The Brewers never led. Bryce Harper homered in the first inning, after missing 31 games with left knee bursitis. It was the 100th homer given up by Milwaukee this season. The Nats scored five times in the third, and were up 8-0 after four. Yovani Gallardo gave up all eight runs on nine hits in three-plus innings with two walks and a pair of strikeouts. His record dropped to 6-8. Rickie Weeks and Juan Francisco both homered for Milwaukee. Jean Segura singled in five trips to the plate to keep his National League hits lead with 106, but he committed two errors. The Brewers are becoming entrenched in the National League Central cellar, now three-and-a-half games behind fourth-place Chicago and 19 behind first-place Saint Louis – the largest such deficit of any team in the Majors. The Brewers and Nationals will play again tonight in the nation’s capital. Wily Peralta faces Washington’s Stephen Strasburg. Pregame coverage on WHBL starts at 5:30.
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