Nieuwenhuis, Broxton hit HRs; Brewers beat Nationals 5-3
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Keon Broxton each hit home runs off Max Scherzer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Washington 5-3 on Friday night to extend the Nationals' losing streak to a season-worst six games.
Scherzer (8-5) allowed five runs on five hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out 10, throwing 117 pitches.
Jeremy Jeffress hit the first batter in the ninth and then allowed Daniel Murphy's hit with two outs, putting runners at the corners. Wilson Ramos struck out swinging, giving Jeffress his 20th save in 21 chances.
Carlos Torres (1-1) picked up the win with a 1-2-3 sixth.
Nieuwenhuis struck out swinging in the first and third, but then drove a 2-1 pitch from Scherzer well over the wall in right-center for a two-run homer in the sixth.