MILWAUKEE -- Tanner Roark pitched seven shutout innings in place of injured ace Stephen Strasburg, and the Washington Nationals ended a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
Roark (7-5) held the Brewers to seven hits and struck out seven while walking just one. Strasburg was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game with an upper back strain.
Shawn Kelley retired four batters for his third save. He gave up a solo home run to pinch-hitter Martin Maldonado with two outs in the ninth. Jonathan Villar then lofted a fly to left that Jayson Werth lost in the sun. Villar ended up on third with a triple.
Scooter Gennett flied out to shallow left to end it, with Werth again fighting the sun but making the catch this time.
Aaron Hill doubled twice for the Brewers.