Posted: Apr 19, 2010 11:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Willie Harris hit a homer and drove in four runs, Craig Stammen recovered from his shortest start in the majors with eight strong innings, and Washington moved back over .500 by beating the Colorado Rockies 5-2 Monday night before the smallest announced crowd in Nationals Park history.
Only 11,623 spectators saw Stammen (1-0) hold Colorado to two runs and five hits, lowering his ERA from 15.63 to 8.16. Against the Phillies on Wednesday, the right-hander lasted 1 1-3 innings, allowing seven runs.
Matt Capps pitched the ninth for his sixth save in six chances.
Harris drove the first pitch he saw from Aaron Cook (0-2) into the home bullpen beyond right field for a three-run shot in the second inning.
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