Milwaukee fell 8-5 Thursday to the Washington Nationals after tying the game at five in the seventh inning. A three-run home run by Wilson Ramos handed Ian Kintzler the loss. The Brewers reliever hadn't allowed a run in 18 of his previous 21 appearances, but gave up a decisive blast late in the game yesterday.
Yuniesky Betancourt's pinch-hit home run and another blast by Carlos Gomez tied the game earlier in the seventh inning.
Milwaukee opens a three game series with the Mets Friday night at 7:10.