Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Jordan Zimmermann pitched eight strong
innings to lead the Washington Nationals in a 5-1 win over the Colorado
Rockies to open a four-game set.
Zimmermann (10-3) gave up just one unearned run on six hits with a walk and
nine strikeouts, in addition to driving in a run to win his second straight
Adam LaRoche went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, while Denard Span and
Anthony Rendon each had two hits and scored a run for the Nationals, who have
won their past two.
Roy Oswalt (0-1) struck out 11 batters in his Colorado debut, but also gave up
four runs on nine hits over five innings of work. DJ LeMahieu drove in the
lone run of the game for the Rockies, who have dropped four straight and seven
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