Casey McGehee ends Brewers' three-game losing streak
The Milwaukee Brewers kept pace in the National League Central with a 7-5 win over the Washington Nationals at Miller Park last night.
The Brewers ended a three-game losing streak, and they remain 4.5 games behind division-leading St. Louis.
Casey McGehee put the Brewers in front for good with a pinch-hit two-run homer in the sixth inning.
It capped off a storybook night for McGehee. His 2-and-a-half-year-old son Mackail who has cerebral palsy threw out the ceremonial first pitch with Prince Fielder's help.
Milwaukee was down 4-0 after two innings.
But the Brewers scored in three of the next four frames to win it.
Mike Cameron had a homer and two singles.
Ryan Braun had an apparent homer taken away by instant replay.
He was awarded a triple, and scored on a wild pitch by Garrett Mock.
Manny Parra struck out seven in six innings and he got the win despite giving up five runs on nine hits with five walks.
Parra is now 5-8. Trevor Hoffman struck out two in the ninth to earn his 23rd save. Tyler Clippard took the loss in relief. He's 1-1.
Ryan Zimmerman and Nick Johnson each drove in two runs for the Nationals, who ended a four-game winning streak.
The Brewers returned to .500 at home, but they're still one game below the break-even point overall.
And the best they can get is a split when they close out their four-game set against baseball's worst team this afternoon.
Right-hander Yovani Gallardo will face Washington right-hander J.D. Martin.