The Washington Nationals hammered Yovani Gallardo and rolled over the Milwaukee Brewers 10-5 in the first of a four games series in Washington. Gallardo lasted just three plus innings, giving up eight runs and nine hits in falling to 6-8. Bryce Harper, just off the disabled list after missing 31 games with bad knees, hit the second pitch he saw for a home run in the first inning. The Nationals erupted for five more in the third. Jayson Werth produced five runs batted in and winning pitcher Jordan Zimmerman helped himself to his 12th victory by going three for three at the plate with a double and two runs scored. After falling behind 8-0, the Brewers tried to rally. Rickie Weeks and Juan Francisco hit back to back solo home runs as Milwaukee closed to within 8-5 but the Nationals tacked on two more runs in the 8th against Johnny Hellweg The Brewers (32-49) have now lost six in a row. They'll send Wily Peralta against Stephen Strassburg in game two of the series Tuesday night. Pre-game coverage begins at 5:30 PM on WTAQ.
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