Desmond's big day helps Nats get past Rockies
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Ian Desmond finished 4-for-4, and his eighth- inning infield single was responsible for the deciding run as Washington clipped Colorado, 5-4, in the rubber match of a three-game series at Coors Field.
Ryan Zimmerman added a two-run homer and drove in three for the Nationals, who have won four of five overall and continue their nine-game road trip in Cleveland on Friday.
Craig Stammen (4-2) allowed one hit in two scoreless relief innings, and Rafael Soriano managed to pick up his 17th save despite allowing a run in the ninth.
Tyler Colvin, Wilin Rosario and Todd Helton drove in a run each for the Rockies, who have dropped two in a row and three of five.
Matt Belisle (4-3) was charged with two runs on three hits in the deciding frame.
06/13 18:22:50 ET