Washington, who turned 64 on Friday, assured reporters after the game he was fine, but A's manager Bob Melvin noted, "For a minute there, it was scary."
"He's going to be a little bit sore tomorrow," Melvin said. "He had nowhere to go, and it was a bullet. You expect a righty to maybe pull one down there, you don't expect a lefty to hit one there, so he was hurting there for a minute, but I'm sure the win makes him feel a little bit better, and we'll see how he feels tomorrow."
Jane Lee has covered the A's for MLB.com since 2010. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.