Manny Pina also homered as Milwaukee earned just its second win in the past nine games. Addison Russell hit a solo homer in the ninth, and Kyle Schwarber, Ben Zobrist and Jon Jay each drove in a run. They are the eighth club to hit four straight homers and the first since the Diamondbacks pulled it off on August 10, 2011. Darvish gave up a career-worst 10 runs, in 3 2/3 innings.
Domingo Santana hit this ball a long way.
Meanwhile, the Nationals are 4-1 in their last five during game three of a series, and 5-1 in Scherzer's last six home starts.
The offensive barrage put a damper on the well-traveled Jackson's second start with Washington. Then they scored seven in that eighth inning. Manager Dusty Baker said the pitcher is "doing fine", although it remains unclear if Strasburg will make his next start. Harper and Zimmerman each finished with two home runs as Washington equaled Montreal's eight-homer output of July 30, 1978, against Atlanta.
Giants 2, Pirates 1 • Brandon Belt doubled in the lead run in the seventh inning in support of starter Jeff Samardzija, who threw seven strong innings as San Francisco prevailed at home.
The Brewers took another step to clean up the 'pen in front of closer Corey Knebel, sending regarded prospect Ryan Cordell to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak, in a trade that was made official by GM David Stearns on Wednesday.