National League Game Summary - Washington at Milwaukee
(Monday, May 23rd)
Final Score: Milwaukee 11, Washington 3
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Corey Hart blasted three homers and tied a
franchise record with seven runs driven in, powering the Milwaukee Brewers
past the Washington Nationals, 11-3.
"Hopefully this was a turning point," said Hart, who went homerless in his
first 21 games this season. "I came out today feeling pretty good about
myself. Hopefully I can start to swing the bat better and keep it going."
Prince Fielder added a solo shot for the Brewers, who were coming off a three-
game sweep of the Colorado Rockies over the weekend.
Yovani Gallardo (6-2) gave up a solo home run to Mike Morse and was otherwise
stellar in winning his fourth straight start. The right-hander yielded just
five hits and a walk while fanning nine.
Tom Gorzelanny (2-4) gave up a season-high six earned runs on eight hits to
take the loss, dropping Washington to 1-5 on its eight-game road trip.
"I was trying to throw pitches inside, but they were right down the middle,"
Hart got his career night started in the first inning, launching a moonshot to
straightaway center after Rickie Weeks was hit by a pitch.
Fielder posted his 11th round-tripper of the season two batters later to
roughly the same spot.
Morse led off the next Nationals at-bat with a homer, but the Brewers put the
game away thanks to Hart's bat.
Weeks again reached base in the fifth in front of Hart, who hammered one to
deep left-center for his 100th career home run.
Jonathan Lucroy singled in Ryan Braun later in the frame and scored the first
run in Milwaukee's five-run eighth on a Yuniesky Betancourt double.
Doug Slaten relieved Drew Storen with runners on the corners later in the
inning, and Hart greeted the reliever with his third home run, a line drive
well over the fence in left.
The Brewers scored another run in the inning on Alex Cora's throwing error,
and the Nationals pushed two across in the ninth when Jerry Hairston Jr.
tripled in a run and scored on Roger Bernadina's groundout.
Hart posted his 11th career multi-home run game. The last Brewers player to
hit three home runs was Geoff Jenkins on May 21, 2003 against San
Diego...Before the game, the Nationals placed first baseman Adam LaRoche on
the 15-day disabled list because of a torn labrum in his left
shoulder...Milwaukee has won seven straight at home...Storen was charged with
three runs in the eighth. He had not allowed a run in his previous 21
innings...The Nationals swept the Brewers in three games earlier this season.
05/24 01:17:34 ET
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