Washington Nationals defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 5-3

WASHINGTON (AP) In the brief history of the Washington Nationals, April has been a cruel month.

So far, so good this year. After the Nationals' 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night, the team reached .500, albeit after just 10 games.

"When you win games and you haven't played well, that's a really good sign," Adam Kennedy said.

Washington has won two straight in the late innings. On Thursday, Ryan Zimmerman, who hasn't started the last five games with...

Washington — One thing is certain about the Milwaukee Brewers' play through the first 10 games.

They've lost too many games that they should have won.

For the second time in three days, set-up man LaTroy Hawkins failed to protect an eighth-inning lead Friday night as the Washington Nationals rallied for three runs to pull out a 5-3 victory.

The Brewers' bullpen has blown four leads in the eighth inning or later in the last seven games, three of which turned into d...