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Werth's double in 9th helps Nats beat Brewers 5-4

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 20, 2014 at 5:44 pm •  Published: July 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jayson Werth hit a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth after the Brewers tied it in the top of the inning and the Washington Nationals beat Milwaukee 5-4 on Sunday afternoon.

Washington's bullpen tossed five scoreless innings in relief of Gio Gonzalez until Rickie Weeks' RBI single in the ninth off closer Rafael Soriano (1-1), who earned the win despite blowing his third save in 25 chances.

Anthony Rendon reached on a fielder's choice against Rob Wooten (1-4) with two outs in the ninth. He scored from first on Werth's drive into the left field corner.

Washington took two of three in the series between teams that entered Sunday as division leaders.

Ryan Zimmerman had two hits, including a two-run homer, for the Nationals.

Pinch-hitter Scooter Gennett singled with one out against Soriano in the ninth, took second on Carlos Gomez's walk and scored on Weeks' base hit.

The Brewers were 1 of 8 with runners in scoring position before Weeks' at-bat. Khris Davis and Jonathan Lucroy drove in runs for Milwaukee.

Staked to a 3-1 lead, Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo allowed four runs and eight hits over six innings. Gallardo has not won since June 19 and is 0-2 with 7.33 ERA in his last four starts.

Gonzalez allowed three runs on four hits with four walks and five strikeouts on 88 pitches over 3 1-3 innings. He left in the fourth with a runner at third and trailing 2-1. Gomez' RBI groundout against Craig Stammen gave the Brewers 3-1 lead.

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