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Brewers rally from 4 down, beat Nationals 6-5

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -

Scooter Gennett drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the bottom of the eighth, capping the Milwaukee Brewers' rally from a four-run deficit for a 6-5 win Thursday night over the Washington Nationals.

Gennett's bouncer trickled just inside the third-base bag and into left to drive home Shane Peterson from third. A throwing error by second baseman Anthony Rendon that allowed Peterson to reach two batters earlier proved costly for reliever Aaron Barrett (3-2).

Gennett smiled when he reached first. It was his first game back in the majors since being sent down to Triple-A for 17 games to work on his swing.

Will Smith (2-0) pitched a scoreless top of the eighth -- ending that inning by picking off Bryce Harper -- for the win in his first appearance since returning from a six-game suspension for being caught with foreign substance on his arm.

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