The Milwaukee Brewers lost 5-4 Sunday in walk-off fashion to the Washington Nationals. After taking game one of the series, the Nationals took the final two games and the series. Despite the series loss, the Brewers are still in first place thanks to the St. Louis Cardinals losing two the Dodgers over the weekend.
The Brewers were down 4-3 in the ninth inning, but got to Nats closer Rafael Soriano to tie the game. Trying to get the game into extras the Nationals scored one run in the bottom of the final frame.
Both starting pitchers took no-decisions. Yovani Gallardo pitched the first 6 innings allowing eight hits and four runs with six strikeouts. Nats starter Gio Gonzalez had his shortest start of the season going 3 1/3 innings with four hits and three runs leaving with a high pitch count.
Offensively, the Brewers totaled seven hits. Rickie Weeks had the only multi-hit game for Milwaukee. Weeks also had the game tying hit in the ninth. Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy and Khris Davis each recorded an rbi in the loss.
With the loss by both Brewers and Cardinals, the top of the NL-Central has both teams at (54-45). The Brewers return home to play the Cinncinati Reds for a three game series. The Reds are only 2 1/2 games back entering Monday.
Game one will be Wily Peralta (10-6, 3.72 ERA) against Mat Latos (2-1, 2.79 ERA). First pitch is at 7:10.