The Washington Nationals completed their first doubleheader sweep in almost 3 years against the the Milwaukee Brewers, 8-4, and 5-1, before 23,047 at Nationals Park on Sunday April 17, 2011. The win also put the team (8-7) for the first time over .500 since last May. Rookie second baseman Danny Espinosa led all hitters collecting six RBIs, and driving in the go ahead runs in in each game. Espinosa, Ivan Rodriguez, Ian Desmond, Jerry Hairston and Adam LaRoche all hit home runs. The Nationals got good performances on the mound from right-handers Jason Marquis in the opener, and Livan Hernandez in the nightcap. Both lasted seven innings.
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