Oakland A’s Top Washington Nationals in 10 Innings, 4-3
(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- A’s catcher John Jaso doubled home pinch runner Nick Punto in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Oakland (22-15) a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals (19-17) on Saturday night.
Jaso took the first pitch from Nationals reliever Drew Storen and sent it to right field for the comeback win. The Nationals had a two-run lead entering the bottom of the ninth, but closer Rafael Soriano blew the save, allowing an RBI double to A’s shortstop Jed Lowrie and an RBI single to third baseman Jason Donaldson.
A’s reliever Sean Doolittle picked up his first victory of the season, striking out three batters over two scoreless innings of work.
After the game, Nationals manager Matt Williams announced the club will place first baseman Adam LaRoche on the disabled list because of a strained right quad.
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