Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Mt. Ararat alum Mark Rogers was on the verge of collecting his first Major League win. Unfortunately, the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen blew a four-run lead in the 8th as they eventually fell to that Nationals 11-10 in 11 innings.
Rogers, who last pitched the big leagues almost two years ago, allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings whilst striking out seven batters. The Brunswick native saw limited minor-league action in 2011 due to injury issues and failing a drug test.
Michael Morse clubbed a game-tying, two-run homer in the ninth to send the game to extras, and then ripped a go-ahead, two-run double in the 11th as the Nationals took a thrilling 11-10 victory over the Brewers in the finale of a four-game set Sunday at Miller Park.
Washington trailed 7-3 heading into the eighth, but used a four-run frame to tie the game at 7-7. Milwaukee countered in the bottom half as Norichika Aoki and Carlos Gomez stroked back-to-back homers to make it a two-run game, but Morse launched a one-out, two-run shot over the wall in right to tie the game again in the ninth.
In the 11th, Jose Veras (3-4) issued a leadoff walk to Bryce Harper, who then went first-to-third on a single into right field from Ryan Zimmerman.
After Mark DeRosa fanned, Morse pulled a double down the left-field line to plate Harper and Zimmerman as the Nationals grabbed a two-run lead.
Tyler Clippard worked around a leadoff homer from Corey Hart in the 11th to nail down his 20th save of the season, while Craig Stammen (4-1) earned the victory after tossing 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief.
Roger Bernadina smacked a two-run homer as part of Washington's four-run seventh inning as the Nationals won for the eighth time in their last nine contests.
Rickie Weeks belted a two-run shot and Hart finished with four hits and scored three times for the Brewers, who lost for the ninth time in their last 10 games.
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