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MLB: Washington 12, Colorado 5

June 27, 2012 at 12:37 AM   |   Comments

DENVER, June 27 (UPI) -- Adam LaRoche hit two home runs to lead a 21-hit attack by the Washington Nationals who thumped Colorado 12-5 Tuesday.

La Roche went 2-for-four and drove in three runs to back up Gio Gonzalez (10-4), who gave up five runs – four earned -- on eight hits in six innings.

Tyler Moor contributed a three-run homer for the Nationals and Ryan Zimmerman had three hits, including a solo homer.

Dexter Fowler and Jonathan Herrera hit solo home runs for Colorado. The Rockies are 4-15 since June 5.

Christian Friedrich (4-5) allowed four runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings before turning the ball over to Guillermo Moscoso, who was lit up for eight runs in 1 2/3 innings, five of them in the fifth.

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