Nats blast past Brewers

Nats blast past Brewers
July 27, 2012, 3:30 am
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Edwin Jackson pitched seven scoreless innings and Steve Lombardozzi hit a three-run triple in the Washington Nationals' 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. The Nationals have won six consecutive games, matching a season-high, and improved to 59-39. The last time a Washington-based team was 20 games over .500 was 1933, when the American League Senators finished 99-53 and lost the World Series in five games to the New York Giants. The loss was Milwaukee's seventh straight. Jackson (6-6) scattered eight hits and a walk while striking out four. The Brewers were 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position against the right-hander. Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo (8-8) gave up seven runs on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts in five innings.