MLB: Washington 10, Milwaukee 5

July 1, 2013 at 10:25 PM

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Jayson Werth drove in five runs and Bryce Harper homered in his first at-bat since an injury layoff Monday, boosting Washington over Milwaukee 10-5.

Werth stroked a two-run double in the third inning, triggering a five-run outburst, and added a two-run single in the next frame as the Nationals took the opener of a four-game series.

Harper, returning to the line-up for the first time in more than a month due to bursitis in his left knee, blasted a homer in the first inning.

Ryan Zimmerman hit a pair of runs-scoring singles for Washington, which banged out 13 hits.

Jordan Zimmermann (12-3) notched his fourth win in five starts, yielding four runs on nine hits over six innings.

Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo (6-8) was torched for eight runs on nine hits in three frames.

Juan Francisco and Rickie Weeks homered for Milwaukee.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories