In his best outing of the season, Kyle Lohse worked 8-strong innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.
Lohse allowed a single run on 4-hits with just 1 walk. He threw 103 pitches and set the Nationals down in order in five of his eight innings.
The Brewers broke through offensively in the 5th. Sean Halton led off with a double and Logan Schafer singled and moved up to second on a sacrifice bunt. Norichika Aoki’s single to center drove in Halton and Schafer.
Schafer added a 2-run triple in the 6th inning to add some insurance runs for the Brewers, who won their second straight.
Francisco Rodriguez worked the 9th for his 301st career save. That moves him into 23rd place all-time. Rodriguez needs three more to move past former Brewer Doug Jones and into 22nd place.
The Brewers and Nationals close out their 4-game series this morning (10am) at Nationals Park. Donovan Hand (0-1, 2.63) gets the starting nod for the Brewers. Taylor Jordan (0-1, 2.08) gets the call for Washington.