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Apr 20, 2010 10:40 PM

De La Rosa leads mourning Rockies over Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jorge De La Rosa had a three-run double in an eight-run third inning to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 10-4 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night in a game played hours after the Rockies learned of the death of their team president.

Keli McGregor, who had been the team's president since 2001 and in the organization since Oct. 1993, was found dead Tuesday morning in a Salt Lake City hotel room. He was 48.

The grief-stricken Rockies had their biggest inning of the year - beginning it with five straight hits. De La Rosa had his first three RBI game and was the winning pitcher despite allowing four
runs and seven hits in five-plus innings. He struck out six and walked four.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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