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.
- Milwaukee left fielder Carlos Lee did not start for the first time this season but replaced Chris Magruder in the second inning. Magruder was hit by a pitch in the first and left the game with a contusion to his right elbow.
- Sixteen of Washington's last 17 games have been decided by two runs or less.
- Milwaukee is 4-0-1 in its last four series at home and is 24-11 at Miller Park since April 29.
- Ohka's only other victory in this month was on July 5, 2002, when he led Montreal to an 8-3 victory over Philadelphia.
- Washington has scored more than four runs just twice in the last 11 games.
- Drese has not allowed a home run in 34 innings with the Nationals.