Bryce Harper’s return from the disabled list started with a home run, his 13th, to left center to give the Nationals an early lead.
Jayson Werth added to the Nationals lead in the third with an RBI double that scored Jordan Zimmermann and Denard Span. Werth’s double started a 5 run third for the Nats. Zimmerman drove Werth home on a single, Adam LaRoche scored Zimmerman on a ground rule double, and Ian Desmond drove in LaRoche on a double.
Jordan Zimmermann didn’t have his best stuff, but it was good enough to pick up his 12th win of the season. The Brewers scored two runs in the fifth and Rickie Weeks and Juan Francisco hit solo home runs off Zimmermann in the sixth. Zimmermann pitched six innings, struck out five, and gave up four earned runs.