The long ball returns for the Milwaukee Brewers as they crush the Nationals in Washington 8-0. Travis Shaw hit a three run homer — and Eric Thames and Manny Pina had back to back shots — as the Brewers won for only the second time in their last nine games and kept their one half game lead on the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central. Zach Davies improved to 12-4, striking out seven in a season long seven and two thirds innings. Davies lowered his E-R-A to two-point-five-four in his last six starts, while Nationals’ starter Edwin Jackson gave up seven runs in five frames to drop to 1-1. Bryce Harper extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a double for N-L East leading Washington, which hosts the Brewers again tonight (Wednesday).