Nationals 4W: Armas Jr. (5-4)

L: Backe (8-7)

S: C. Cordero (34)Astros 2

HOW THEY SCORED

Nationals first: Wilkerson walked. Vidro struck out. Guillen doubled, Wilkerson to third. Church popped out. Wilson walked. Baerga doubled to center, Wilkerson scored, Guillen scored, Wilson scored. Schneider singled to center, Baerga scored. Schneider to second. Guzman fouled out. Nationals, 4-0.

Astros sixth: Taveras flied out. Biggio walked on a full count. Berkman homered to right on a full count. Ensberg popped out. Lane flied out. Nationals, 4-2.

HoustonABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3124238 -- Taveras cf400000.297Qualls p000000---Biggio 2b210020.278Berkman 1b311211.314Ensberg 3b401000.292Lane rf400001.246AEverett ss301000.242Burke lf-cf300002.256Lamb ph100001.221Quintero c300002.185JVizcaino ph100000.231Backe p200001.278Gallo p000000---Springer p000000---OPalmeiro ph-lf101000.322WashingtonABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals2947442 -- Wilkerson 1b210010.262Vidro 2b400001.268JGuillen rf411001.301CCordero p000000---Church lf-rf301010.319PrWilson cf110020.260Baerga 3b412300.292Carroll pr-3b000000.250Schneider c402100.282CGuzman ss400000.187Armas Jr. p301000.174Eischen p0000001.00Majewski p000000.000Byrd lf000000.250Houston

000002000 -- 240Washington

40000000x -- 470 LOB: Houston 6, Washington 7. 2B: JGuillen (22), Church (14), Baerga (6). HR: Berkman (9), off Armas Jr.. RBI: Berkman 2 (41), Baerga 3 (13), Schneider (28). CS: Church (1). S: Wilkerson.

HoustonIP HRERBBSONPERABacke, L6 64441954.93GalloC0000072.70SpringerB0000175.40Qualls1 10000153.74WashingtonIP HRERBBSONPERAArmas Jr., W7 122351114.73Eischen0 1000044.80Majewski1 00001113.23CCordero, S1 20002221.05 Backe pitched to 1 batter in the 7th, Eischen pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Inherited runners-scored: Gallo 1-0, Springer 1-0, Majewski 1-0.

HBP: by Qualls (PrWilson), by Armas Jr. (AEverett).

T: 2:51. A: 42,680 (45,250).