Milwaukee Brewers defeat Washington Nationals, 7-1

WASHINGTON (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers haven't had much success in day games this season so it was hardly surprising that as day turned to night their offense woke up.

"I was anxiously anticipating the clock to get past 6 o'clock," Brewers manager Ken Macha said. "And it just seemed to happen right there at the sixth inning."

Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run to jump-start a six-run sixth inning that helped Milwaukee beat the Washington Nationals 7-1 Monday in a game ...

Washington — Just as twilight approached at Nationals Park, the somnolent Milwaukee Brewers' bats came to life.

"I was anxiously anticipating the clock getting past 6 (p.m.)," said manager Ken Macha. "We went from a day game to a night game."

Macha was only half-kidding. After doing virtually nothing against the redoubtable Collin Balester for five innings, the Brewers exploded for six runs in the sixth Monday en route to a 7-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.