MILWAUKEE -- Brewers manager Ned Yost had no problems with Tomo Ohka's outing.
Ohka (6-4) was acquired by Milwaukee for infielder Junior Spivey on June 10, a week after he was fined for turning his back to Frank Robinson when the Nationals' manager went to the mound to pull the right-hander. On Sunday, Robinson declined to comment on Ohka.
But Yost had only high praise for Ohka, who picked up his first win since he defeated Tampa Bay in his Milwaukee debut on June 14 -- a span of five starts.
"He was very sharp," Yost said. "He kept his fastball down and moved it in and out. He had real good command of all his pitches. His cutter was outstanding and his changeup and splitter were very good. He kept them way off balance. He pitched a great ballgame."
Ohka allowed four hits and three runs, struck out six and did not walk a batter in his first start since July 6. It was just his second career victory in 13 starts in July.
Derrick Turnbow pitched a perfect ninth for his 19th save in 21 opportunities.
"It's a good start to the second half to play against a division-leading team and take three of four," Yost said.
"That's a tough ballclub," said Jenkins, who is batting .439 (17-39) on a current 10-game hitting streak. "They had a great record going into the break. Maybe we caught them at a good time. We've got to be pretty happy taking three of four from a quality ballclub."
"We just need somebody to come in or step in and get us some offense," Robinson said. "But I guess well just have to ride this out or just move some people around in the order to help us get a spark.
"They way we've played, we've played mediocre, that's what we've done. We've played with mediocrity since the All-Star break."
Washington starter Ryan Drese (3-2), 2-0 in his previous three starts, lasted just three innings. He allowed five hits and three runs.
"You know, I was throwing OK," Drese said. "I just hung a couple of breaking balls and that was the difference."
After Guillen's 19th homer gave Washington a 1-0 lead in the first, Jenkins hit a two-run double in the bottom of the inning. With two outs, Washington second baseman Jose Vidro misplayed Bill Hall's grounder, allowing Jenkins to score.
"A missed play by Jose cost (Drese) two runs, so you can't get too upset, but he still wasn't real sharp," Robinson said.
Milwaukee increased its lead to 5-1 in the third. Hall's groundout to the shortstop scored Rickie Weeks. Branyan added a two-out run-scoring single and Moeller extended his hitting streak to a career-high 10 games with another RBI single.
In the seventh, Schnieder drove in two runs with two outs when he doubled down the right-field line.
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|Brad Wilkerson, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||3||0||.264|
|Jose Vidro, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.287|
|Jose Guillen, RF||3||2||1||1||0||0||1||.304|
|Preston Wilson, CF||4||1||1||0||0||1||0||.259|
|Ryan Church, LF||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.318|
|Vinny Castilla, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.258|
|Brian Schneider, C||3||0||2||2||0||0||0||.269|
|Cristian Guzman, SS||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.192|
|a- Carlos Baerga, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.272|
|Hector Carrasco, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Joey Eischen, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|Gary Majewski, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ryan Drese, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Sun-Woo Kim, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Jamey Carroll, SS||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.247|
|a-popped out for Guzman in the 7th|
|2B - Brian Schneider (15, Ohka)|
|HR - Jose Guillen (19, Ohka)|
|RBI - Jose Guillen (54), Brian Schneider 2 (26)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jose Guillen (21), Brian Schneider 2 (11)|
|Team LOB - 3|
|Outfield Assists - Preston Wilson 1|
|DP - Carroll-Wilkerson, Vidro-Carroll-Wilkerson|
|E - Brian Schneider (3, Missed catch), Jose Vidro (3, Misplayed grounder)|
|Ryan Drese (L,7-8)||3||5||5||3||1||0||0||5.47|
|HBP - Magruder (by Ryan Drese), Jenkins (by Ryan Drese), Jenkins (by Joey Eischen)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ryan Drese 59-37, Sun-Woo Kim 32-22, Hector Carrasco 12-7, Joey Eischen 3-1, Gary Majewski 9-4|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ryan Drese 6-3, Sun-Woo Kim 3-5, Hector Carrasco 2-0, Gary Majewski 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Ryan Drese 17, Sun-Woo Kim 11, Hector Carrasco 3, Joey Eischen 1, Gary Majewski 3|
|Brady Clark, CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.316|
|Rickie Weeks, 2B||3||2||2||0||1||0||1||.269|
|Lyle Overbay, 1B||4||1||1||0||0||0||2||.274|
|Bill Hall, SS-3B||4||1||0||1||0||1||0||.275|
|Geoff Jenkins, RF||2||1||1||2||0||0||0||.271|
|Chris Magruder, LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.237|
|Carlos Lee, LF||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||.261|
|Russell Branyan, 3B||3||0||1||1||0||0||2||.262|
|J.J. Hardy, SS||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.194|
|Chad Moeller, C||4||0||1||1||0||0||1||.222|
|Tomo Ohka, P||2||0||1||0||1||0||0||.192|
|Matt Wise, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Julio Santana, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Derrick Turnbow, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|2B - Lyle Overbay (19, Drese), Geoff Jenkins (21, Drese)|
|RBI - Bill Hall (40), Geoff Jenkins 2 (37), Russell Branyan (22), Chad Moeller (13)|
|2-OUT RBI - Geoff Jenkins 2 (7), Russell Branyan (9), Chad Moeller (7)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Hall-Weeks-Overbay|
|E - Lyle Overbay (6, Misplayed grounder)|
|Tomo Ohka (W,6-4)||7||4||3||3||0||6||1||3.64|
|Matt Wise (H,6)||0.2||1||0||0||0||1||0||2.83|
|Julio Santana (H,8)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.22|
|Derrick Turnbow (S,19)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.23|
|HBP - Guillen (by Tomo Ohka)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Tomo Ohka 96-71, Matt Wise 11-9, Julio Santana 4-1, Derrick Turnbow 9-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tomo Ohka 7-8, Matt Wise 1-0, Derrick Turnbow 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Tomo Ohka 26, Matt Wise 3, Julio Santana 1, Derrick Turnbow 3|
|Attendance - 23543|
|Game Time - 2:30|
|Temperature - 87|
|Umpires - Home - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Mike Reilly, Second Base - Bob Davidson, Third Base - Paul Schrieber|