Milwaukee turned to its power duo of Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder, then got a key hit from Yuniesky Betancourt to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6.
Brewers lead increases to 9 games over Cardinals, who play the Cubs Sunday night.
The Nationals won two in a row for the first time since taking three straight from 1994-96.
Robinson Cano had to hit a record 12 home runs in the final round to defeat Adrian Gonzalez. Matt Holliday was eliminated in a first round tiebreaker.
Chris Kerber and Mike Claiborne talk about Albert Pujols vs. Prince Fielder, paying college football players and realignment in baseball and hockey and the state of the Rams. Guests include Jon Paul Morosi, Vahe Gregorian and Bob Wallace
Missouri State alum Shaun Marcum (pictured) gets win in Sunday’s 4-3 Milwaukee victory