Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Wilson Ramos supplied the Fourth of July
fireworks in his return from the disabled list.
Ramos drove in two with a bases-loaded single in the sixth, then crushed a
tiebreaking three-run homer an inning later to lift the Washington Nationals
to an 8-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Washington reliever Drew Storen blew a three-run lead after Ramos, who had
been on shelf since straining his left hamstring in mid-May, sent a grounder
up the middle to put the Nationals up 5-2.
Storen (3-2) gave up a pair of homers in the seventh, a solo blast by Yuniesky
Betancourt and a two-run shot by Carlos Gomez with two outs.
The Washington catcher, however, delivered a clutch, two-out hit of his own in
the home half of the frame. Ramos followed a Anthony Rendon walk with a smash
to left field off Brandon Kintzler, who replaced Tom Gorzelanny (1-1) after
Jayson Werth singled to extend the inning.
Milwaukee threatened in the ninth, putting two men in scoring position, but
Rafael Soriano retired Jonathan Lucroy on an infield pop up to record his 22nd
save and help the Nationals salvage a split of this four-game series.
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