No Ryan Braun? No Jonathan Lucroy? No Aramis Ramirez?

No worries.

With most of their big guns getting the day off following the 16-inning marathon that had ended roughly 12 hours earlier, the Milwaukee Brewers got all the offense they needed from two of their talented youngsters Wednesday at Miller Park.

Scooter Gennett drove in five runs with a grand slam and a single and Khris Davis drove in three more runs with a homer and a two-run single to power the Brewers past the Washington Nationals, 9-2.

"That's why I tell you guys I can't figure it out," manager Ron Roenicke said. "You don't know what's going to happen. Scooter, huge at-bat. Before that, those were all really good at-bats to load the bases up. Happy to see Khris Davis with some good at bats today. Lyle (Overbay) had some good at-bats.

"We did a nice job offensively."

Making the afternoon even sweeter, Marco Estrada delivered a strong start needed by both the Brewers and by Estrada, himself, as as he tries to tighten his hold on his spot in the rotation that had grown tenuous.

The right-hander pitched 61/3 innings, limiting Washington to just two hits, two runs (earned) and four walks to go along with four strikeouts.

Milwaukee remained one of only two teams in the major leagues that has not been swept this season. The other is the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Entering the evening, the Brewers' 48 victories were the most in the major leagues.

Also important was the fact Estrada (7-4) didn't allow a homer for just the second time this season and the first time since April 15. He had surrendered a major-league-high 24.

"You can't continually go out there and give up runs all the time," Roenicke said. "If you see a guy going in the wrong direction, it's huge for us, looking at a guy who hasn't pitched the way we thought he was going to. It's important for him to get back in that mode that we know he can do."

Washington took an early 1-0 lead against Estrada in the second on a Nate McLouth groundout that drove in Adam LaRoche, who had walked to lead off the inning.