Nationals swat Brewers, 10-5

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WITI) -- Bryce Harper homered in his first at bat after coming off the disabled list as the Nationals handed Yovani Gallardo and the Brewers their 6th straight loss, 10-5 Monday night in Washington.

Gallardo gave up 8 runs on 8 hits in just 3 innings of work.

Down 8-0, Milwaukee managed a spirited comeback; Rickie Weeks and Juan Francisco smacked back-to-back homers as the Crew got to within 8-5, but that's as close as they came.

Auburndale native Jordan Zimmerman (3-0 vs. Brewers) won his 12th game of the year; he also had 3 hits and scored twice.

Manager Ron Roenicke's team is now 17 games below 500 for the first time since September of 2004.

Their 32-49 record is 2nd worst in the National League to the Miami Marlins.

Off the field, TMZ reported that Major League Baseball officials will sit down with a "whistleblower" who claims he has evidence that Ryan Braun and the Yankees Alex Rodriguez purchased performance-enchancing drugs.