Milwaukee, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers are taking a breather today, after winning six games in a row and 13-of-their-last-16. The Brew Crew is off, following their 6-to-4 victory over Washington yesterday. Milwaukee won its ninth straight home game, while the Nationals lost their eighth-in-a-row at Miller Park. Zack Greinke had his longest and best start of the season, striking out 10 in seven innings while giving up three runs on five hits and a walk. Greinke also hit a solo home run – the second of his big league career – as he improved his record to 3-and-1. Prince Fielder drove in four runs, and he took over the National League R-B-I lead with 41. Fielder drove in the eventual game-winner in the seventh inning with a single. He also had a two-run double and a run-scoring sacrifice fly. Michael Morse hit a three-run homer for the Nationals – his third round-tripper of the series in which he drove in 10. The homer came off Greinke. Kameron Loe picked up a four-out save, his first of the season. Jason Marquis took the loss. He’s now 5-and-2. The Brewers are 19-and-6 at Miller Park. But they’re tied for the National League’s worst road record at 8-and-17, and that’s why they’re only four games above .500 overall. But it’s been almost two years since Milwaukee’s been four above the break-even point. They’re 27-and-23. And yesterday’s win moved the Brewers into sole possession of second place in the N-L Central, two-and-a-half behind front-running Saint Louis. The Brewers will open a series tomorrow night against West division-leading San Francisco.
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