Na­tion­als hit 8 home runs to blast Brew­ers 15-2

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WASH­ING­TON — The Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als staged their own ver­sion of the Home Run Derby.

Wash­ing­ton tied a fran­chise record with eight homers and matched two ma­jor league marks dur­ing a pro­lific third in­ning that high­lighted a 15-2 rout of the fad­ing Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers on Thurs­day.

Bryce Harper and Ryan Zim­mer­man each home­red twice for the Na­tion­als, who banged out 19 hits in reach­ing dou­ble fig­ures in runs for the 18th time this sea­son.

Wash­ing­ton equaled two big league records in a seven-run third: Most con­sec­u­tive home runs (four) and most home runs in an in­ning (five).

All the home runs in the third in­ning were hit off Michael Blazek (0-1), who be­came the first pitcher in base­ball his­tory to al­low five home runs in an in­ning.

Only five other ma­jor league teams hit five homers in an in­ning, a feat that had not oc­curred since Mil­wau­kee did it in 2006. Wash­ing­ton be­came the eighth team to hit four in a row, the first since Ari­zona in 2010.

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