Brewers' Lohse dominates Nationals, starting win mini-streak
Milwaukee Brewers Kyle Lohse (26) pitches during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kyle Lohse tossed eight sharp innings on short rest and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Wednesday, shutting down Bryce Harper and Co. for the second night in a row.
Lohse (4-6) allowed one run and four hits, and had a season-high seven strikeouts against the eager-swinging Nationals, who barely avoided back-to-back shutouts and fell back to .500.
Harper, in his third game back from a knee injury, went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and dropped a ball in left field for the second consecutive game.
Lohse pitched on two days' rest after his last start, Sunday at Pittsburgh, was cut short at 1 2-3 innings because of a 2-hour, 20-minute rain delay.
Nevertheless, his impressive June (2-0, 2.34 ERA) carried into July.