Nationals 4, Athletics 3W: L. Hernandez (9-2); L: Blanton (1-6); S: C. Cordero (17)

HOW THEY SCORED

Nationals third: Hernandez singled. Wilkerson lined out. Church singled, Hernandez to second. Guillen singled, Hernandez to third, Church to second. Johnson doubled, Hernandez scored, Church scored, Guillen scored. Castilla doubled, Johnson scored. Baerga struck out. Schneider walked. Guzman struck out. Nationals, 4-0.

Athletics eighth: Kendall singled. Crosby tripled, Kendall scored. Kotsay hit a sacrifice fly , Crosby scored. Chavez grounded out. Johnson lined out.

Nationals, 4-2.

Athletics ninth: C. Cordero pitching. Swisher singled. Watson struck out. Ellis bunt single, Swisher to second. Hatteberg flied out, Swisher to third. Kendall safe at second on Baerga's error, Swisher scored, Ellis to third. Crosby grounded out.

Nationals, 4-3.

OaklandABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals35310216 -- Kendall c512000.248Crosby ss511100.308Kotsay cf302100.284EChavez 3b400002.236DJohnson 1b401001.244Street p000000---Swisher rf411001.239Watson lf400001.160MEllis 2b302010.286Blanton p101000.333Kielty ph100001.279Duchscherer p000000---Hatteberg 1b100000.278WashingtonABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3148438 -- Wilkerson cf400000.276Church lf311001.336JGuillen rf411001.287NJohnson 1b411302.341Castilla 3b401102.279Baerga 2b302011.273Schneider c201020.235CGuzman ss300001.188LHernandez p311000.206WCordero ph100000.000CCordero p000000---Oakland

000000021 -- 3100Washington

00400000x -- 481 E: Baerga (3). LOB: Oakland 8, Washington 8. 2B: NJohnson (16), Castilla (17), Baerga (3). 3B: Crosby (1). RBI: Crosby (5), Kotsay (27), NJohnson 3 (38), Castilla (32). S: Blanton, CGuzman. SF: Kotsay. GIDP: Kendall.

DP: Washington 1 (LHernandez, CGuzman and NJohnson).

OaklandIP HRERBBSONPERABlanton, L6 744361036.13Duchscherer1 00002140.96Street1 10000111.74WashingtonIP HRERBBSONPERALHernandez, W8 822151273.35CCordero, S1 21001341.20 HBP: by Blanton (Church). Balk: LHernandez.

T: 2:30. A: 26,672 (45,250).