MLB: Milwaukee 4, Washington 0

July 2, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- Juan Francisco smacked a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning Tuesday, sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-0 win over Washington.

Neither team was able to dent the scoreboard until the Brewers mounted a charge in the eighth against Drew Storen (2-2).

Logan Schafer collected a lead-off single and stole second to start the frame, and Rickie Weeks then drew a walk. One out later Francisco smashed a pitch that one-hopped the wall in right-center field, scoring both runners for the game's first runs.

Martin Maldonado and Jeff Bianchi each added an RBI later in the frame as the Brewers avenged a 10-5 loss in the Monday opener of the four-game set.

Jim Henderson (3-2) got the win after starter Wily Peralta had tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings.

Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was saddled with a hard-luck no-decision despite hurling seven scoreless innings, during which he allowed just three hits and struck out eight to go along with four walks.

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