Nationals 2, Athletics 1W: Armas Jr. (2-3); L: Zito (2-7);

S: C. Cordero (16)


Athletics first: Kotsay popped out. Kendall singled. Chavez fouled out. Kendall stole second. Hatteberg doubled, Kendall scored. Crosby flied out. Athletics, 1-0.

Nationals sixth: Guillen walked. Johnson homered to right-center, Guillen scored. Castilla reached on an infield single. On Chavez's error, Castilla to second. Byrd sacrificed, Castilla to third. Bennett grounded out. Guzman struck out. Nationals, 2-1.

OaklandABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3218153 -- Kotsay cf500000.284Kendall c311010.243EChavez 3b301010.238Hatteberg 1b301110.279Duchscherer p000000---Crosby ss300010.333Kielty lf-rf400001.275Swisher rf-1b402001.246Scutaro 2b401000.250Zito p201001.200DJohnson ph000010.273Calero p000000---Byrnes lf101000.252WashingtonABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals2725239 -- Wilkerson cf401002.280Carroll 2b301001.242JGuillen rf310010.290NJohnson 1b312210.338Castilla 3b401001.281Byrd lf200000.309GBennett c200010.258CGuzman ss300002.190Armas Jr. p200002.000Majewski p000000.000Church ph100001.317HCarrasco p000000---Nitkowski p000000---Ayala p000000.000CCordero p000000---Oakland

100000000 -- 181Washington

00000200x -- 250 E: EChavez (10). LOB: Oakland 9, Washington 6. 2B: Hatteberg (8), NJohnson (15). HR: NJohnson (8), off Zito. RBI: Hatteberg (23), NJohnson 2 (35). SB: Kendall (3). S: Carroll, Byrd. GIDP: Crosby, Kielty.

DP: Washington 3 (CGuzman and NJohnson), (Carroll, CGuzman and NJohnson), (CGuzman, Carroll and NJohnson).

OaklandIP HRERBBSONPERAZito, L6 522371184.41Calero1 00002137.15Duchscherer1 0000071.00WashingtonIP HRERBBSONPERAArmas Jr., W6 411321104.91Majewski1 0010202.05HCarrasco0 000033.60Nitkowski0 1001088.10Ayala0 000022.60CCordero, S1 20001161.24 Nitkowski pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Inherited runners-scored: Ayala 2-0.

T: 2:54. A: 26,879 (45,250).