MILWAUKEE (AP) - -
Yunel Escobar and Wilson Ramos hit two-run homers and Bryce Harper continued his offensive surge by driving in two runs as the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 on Saturday. It was the just the type of performance the struggling Nationals needed from its 3-4-5 hitters after coming in losers of 11 of 14. While Harper has been hot all season, Escobar and Ramos both slumped recently at the plate.
Against the Brewers, the three looked fearsome, going 7 of 13 with six RBIs and chasing starter Jimmy Nelson (3-7) in the sixth.
Escobar's homer put Washington ahead for good 3-2 in the third and Ramos' shot extended the lead to 5-2 in the fifth. Harper finished 3 for 3, but was hit by a pitch in the ninth and left the game. With RBIs in the first and sixth innings, he has 51 for the season.
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