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Box > Washington 4, Oakland 3
Nationals bring their 'A' game
Oakland was held scoreless until plating two runs in the eighth inning, and rallied for one more run in the ninth before the Nationals escaped trouble. Starter Joe Blanton gave up four earned runs through six innings.
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Jose Guillen (left), Livan Hernandez and Ryan Church score on Nick Johnson's double.  (Lawrence Jackson/AP)
Nick Johnson hit a bases-clearing double with three on in the third inning to aid in Washington's series sweep. Starter Livan Hernandez allowed two earned runs through eight innings.
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OAK
Oakland (23-36)
Lost 3
Washington 4, Oakland 3   WSH
Washington (34-26)
Won 7
June 9, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1   3 10 0
Washington
0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 X   4 8 1
Standings through 6/9/05  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Nationals Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C5120003.248
Crosby, SS5111005.308
Kotsay, CF3021000.284
Chavez, 3B4000022.236
Johnson, 1B4010011.244
Street, P0000000.000
Swisher, RF4110012.239
Watson, LF4000011.160
Ellis, 2B3020100.286
Blanton, P1010000.333
a-Kielty, PH1000010.279
Duchscherer, P0000000.000
Hatteberg, 1B1000002.278
Totals3531021616 

a-Struck out for Blanton in the 7th.

BATTING
3B: Crosby (1, Hernandez).
TB: Kendall 2; Crosby 3; Kotsay 2; Johnson; Swisher; Ellis 2; Blanton.
RBI: Crosby (5), Kotsay (27).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Chavez; Crosby 4.
S: Blanton.
SF: Kotsay.
GIDP: Kendall.
Team LOB: 8.

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wilkerson, CF4000001.276
Church, LF3110010.336
Guillen, RF4110011.287
Johnson, 1B4113020.341
Castilla, 3B4011020.279
Baerga, 2B3020111.273
Schneider, C2010201.235
Guzman, SS3000016.188
Hernandez, P3110000.206
a-Cordero, W, PH1000001.000
Cordero, C, P0000000.000
Totals314843811 

a-Grounded out for Hernandez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Baerga (3, Blanton), Johnson (16, Blanton), Castilla (17, Blanton).
TB: Church; Guillen; Johnson 2; Castilla 2; Baerga 3; Schneider; Hernandez.
RBI: Johnson 3 (38), Castilla (32).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guzman 3; Cordero, W.
S: Guzman.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Baerga (3, missed catch).
DP: (Hernandez-Guzman-Johnson).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blanton (L, 1-6)6.07443606.13
Duchscherer 1.00000200.96
Street 1.01000001.74
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 9-2)8.08221503.35
Cordero, C (S, 17)1.02100101.20

Balk: Hernandez.
HBP: Church (by Blanton).
Pitches-strikes: Blanton 103-59, Duchscherer 14-10, Street 11-8, Hernandez 127-79, Cordero, C 34-23.
Ground outs-fly outs: Blanton 5-7, Duchscherer 0-1, Street 2-1, Hernandez 11-8, Cordero, C 1-1.
Batters faced: Blanton 29, Duchscherer 3, Street 4, Hernandez 32, Cordero, C 6.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Bruce Froemming. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 80 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 14 mph, R to L.
T: 2:30 (:13 delay, 0).
Att: 26,672.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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