Jul 9, 2011 1:20 AM by Lee Douglas
WASHINGTON (AP) - Jason Hammel pitched into the seventh inning for his second win in 13 starts, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday night to end a five-game losing streak.
Hammel (5-8) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings as Colorado won for the first time in eight road games. The right-hander was coming off his shortest outing of the season, when he gave up seven runs in 3 2-3 innings in a loss to Kansas City.
All three Rockies runs came in the fourth inning. Todd Helton scored on a balk and Ty Wigginton and Cole Garner each had a run-scoring single. National's starter John Lannan (5-6) left the game in the same inning after Wigginton's line drive hit him on the nose.
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