78
      Wednesday
      90 / 72
      Thursday
      86 / 68
      Friday
      82 / 70

      Nationals beat Brewers 10-5

      Bryce Harper celebrates as he crosses home for his solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park Monday. This is Harper's first game back after being on the disabled list. Photo: The Associated Press

      WASHINGTON (AP) - Bryce Harper homered on his first swing since coming off the disabled list and his Washington Nationals teammates quickly joined in, beating the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 10-5 on Monday night.

      After missing 31 games with bursitis in his left knee - the most lingering fallout from his collision with the Dodger Stadium wall - Harper energized the Nationals and sparked their second rout in two days. After toying with .500 for the entire month of June, Washington moved two games above the break-even mark for the first time since late May.

      Jayson Werth had five RBIs, and even pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was an offensive juggernaut with a team-high three hits, including a double to start a five-run third inning and a single to open a two-run fourth.