Bianchi boosts Brewers over Nationals

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Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Jeff Bianchi's two-run single capped a five- run sixth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers avoided a three-game sweep with an 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

Bianchi also had a sacrifice fly and Juan Francisco had two RBI for the Brewers, who snapped a three-game skid.

John Axford (5-4) earned the win despite giving up a run in the sixth inning. Starter Kyle Lohse was tagged for three runs -- two earned -- on five hits over five innings.

Jim Henderson worked a hitless ninth for his 15th save of the season.

Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon each hit a solo homer and Kurt Suzuki had a pair of RBI for the Nationals, losers in three of five.

Fernando Abad (0-3) was pegged with the loss after giving up two runs in the sixth.

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