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Brewers snag two-game winning streak

The Milwaukee Brewers have a two-game winning streak for the first time since June 30, after beating the Washington Nationals 7-3 Thursday at Miller Park.

It moved the Brewers into a tie for third place with Houston in the National League Central.

Both are four games behind front-running Chicago, after the Cubs crushed the Astros 12-3.

Mike Cameron scored the game-winner for Milwaukee, as he beat a throw home on a slow roller by Jason Kendall in the seventh inning.

Craig Counsell hit a two-run homer, drove in three, and extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

Prince Fielder homered and scored twice. Yovani Gallardo got the win to improve to 10-7.

He struck out 11 in seven innings, giving up three runs on five hits for his team-high 13th quality start.

Ryan Zimmerman accounted for all of Washington's scoring with a three-run homer.

J.D. Martin lost his third Major League start, giving up five runs in six-plus innings to drop to 0-2.

Nationals' manager Jim Riggleman was ejected in the third inning for arguing a swinging third strike.

The Brewers split their four-game set with Washington, and capped off a 3-4 home-stand.

They'll open a nine-game road trip tonight in San Diego. Right-hander Braden Looper will face Padres' right-hander Chad Gaudin.