Jul 23, 2014 10:20 PM
DENVER (AP) - Jorge De La Rosa struck out a season-high 11 as he pitched efficiently into the eighth inning and the wobbly Colorado bullpen held off Washington's late rally, helping the Rockies snap a seven-game skid with a 6-4 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.
De La Rosa (11-6) was one strikeout away from matching his career high set in 2009. The hard-throwing lefty allowed two runs - one earned - before being lifted for a reliever with one out in the eighth.
Stephen Strasburg (7-8) settled in after a shaky start, giving up four runs - three of which were in the first - and nine hits over 5 1-3 innings.
De La Rosa had his four-seam fastball dancing all day. He struck out Bryce Harper three times.
The Nationals were just 1 of 14 with runners in scoring position off De La Rosa.