The Washington Nationals (92-6) fell 6-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers (79-72) on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park, reducing Washington's lead in the National League East to just 4.5 games over the Atlanta Braves. Milwaukee has taken two of the first three games of this four-game weekend set.
Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo threw five innings for the Brewers, striking out five Washington batters while allowing six hits and two walks.
National League MVP candidate Ryan Braun was two for three in the game, both scoring two runs and driving in another. Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks was three for five in the ballgame. Washington's Ian Desmond was the only Nationals batter to have more than one hit, going two for two on Sunday.
The two teams wrap up their four-game series on Monday at Nationals Park. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m ET.