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W 6-2
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L 0-8
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Brewers, Nationals focus on fine-tuning

WASHINGTON -- Division leaders with two different approaches meet again Wednesday as the Milwaukee Brewers battle the Washington Nationals with a pair of eight-game winners on the hill.

The surprising Brewers were not supposed to be atop the National League Central, and their recent struggles have raised the question of whether Milwaukee should be active with the July 31 trade deadline looming. The Brewers were rumored to get a head start Tuesday as multiple media outlets reported they acquired reliever Anthony Swarzak from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league outfielder Ryan Cordell.

Overall, though, Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell is happy with the players that got him this far, and wants to keep fighting with them during the stretch run.

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Leaders
AVG: D. Murphy.340
HR: B. Harper25
RBI: B. Harper75
SB: T. Turner35
W: M. Scherzer11
ERA: M. Scherzer2.26
Saves: K. Glover8
K: M. Scherzer192
NL East
TeamWLPctGB
Washington 5939.602-
Atlanta 4851.48511.5
NY Mets 4751.48012
Miami 4553.45914
Philadelphia 3464.34725
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .276 (2)
Runs: 540 (3)
Hits: 951 (3)
Home Runs: 144 (7)
Stolen Bases: 68 (6)
OBP: .343 (3)
SLG: .471 (2)
Total Bases: 1619 (2)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.07 (9)
Runs Allowed: 437 (10)
Saves: 24 (14)
Strikeouts: 890 (7)
OpBA: .245 (7)
OBP: .313 (8)
SLG: .410 (10)
Run Support: 5.54 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/23 C. Heisey Placed on 10-Day DL (Left groin strain)
7/23 R. Raburn Placed on Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List
7/23 P. Severino Called Up from Minors
7/23 A. Stevenson Purchased From Minors
7/23 J. Werth Transferred to 60-Day DL (Left foot contusion)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/23 C. Heisey Left groin strain (on 10-day DL)
7/11 J. Ross Right elbow strain (on 60-day DL)
7/7 M. Taylor Right oblique strain (on 10-day DL)
6/30 T. Turner Fractured right wrist (on 10-day DL)
6/17 S. Kelley Strained right trapezius muscle (on 10-day DL)
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