Posted: May 15, 2010 8:55 PM
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.
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