Marco Estrada


2014 record: 83-79, 3rd place in AL East

Manager: John Gibbons, 8th season (2004-08, 2013-present)


MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to one-year contracts with closer John Axford and two other right-handers, avoiding arbitration.


Playing at home against the Brewers with the Atlanta Braves enjoying a day off, the Nationals were given a chance to create some separation and lower their magic number to win the division to five.