Sports - Colorado Rockies

Aug 6, 2011 11:39 PM by Jordan Mason

Wigginton, Iannetta homer, Chacin, Rockies get win

DENVER (AP) - Ty Wigginton and Chris Iannetta each homered in a five-run fourth inning, Jhoulys Chacin won for the first time in seven weeks and a Colorado team shaken by the loss of rookie pitcher Juan Nicasio to a neck injury beat the Washington Nationals 15-7 Saturday night.

Troy Tulowitzki went 3 for 3 with two doubles and drove in three runs for the Rockies. Carlos Gonzalez added a pair of singles, scored twice and drove in a run in his return after spending the
previous two weeks on the disabled list with a strained right wrist.

The 24-year-old Nicasio remained hospitalized in serious but stable condition and was said to resting comfortably after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured vertebra suffered the night before when hit in the head by a line drive.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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