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May 15, 2010 10:55 PM

Gonzalez, Smith power Rockies to DH sweep

DENVER (AP) - Ian Desmond's throwing error in the seventh inning allowed Paul Phillips to score the go-ahead run, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals on
Saturday night for a doubleheader sweep.

In the opener, Ubaldo Jimenez threw eight stellar innings in the Rockies' 6-2 victory.

Carlos Gonzalez and Seth Smith hit back-to-back homers for Colorado in the nightcap.

With the score tied in the seventh, Phillips led off with a single and was bunted to second. The backup catcher took third on a fly to center.

Smith sent a grounder up the middle that Sean Burnett (0-1) got a glove on, slowing it down for Desmond. But the shortstop's toss to first was low and Adam Dunn couldn't scoop the ball, allowing Phillips to score.

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

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