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MLB: Colorado 4, Washington 3

July 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- Jordan Pacheco scored the go-ahead run on Tyler Clippard's wild pitch in the ninth inning Sunday, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 4-3 win over Washington.

Pacheco doubled off Clippard (2-3) to start the frame and went to third on Jonathan Herrera's sacrifice bunt.

With pinch-hitter Jason Giambi at the plate, Clippard uncorked a wild pitch, allowing Pacheco to scamper home with the decisive tally.

The Rockies also scored the tying run on a Michael Gonzalez wild pitch in eighth, capping a rally that began with a pinch-hit, solo homer by Eric Young off Sean Burnett.

Rex Brothers (4-2) earned the win with a scoreless eighth inning and Rafael Betancourt notched his 16th save for the Rockies, who took the rubber match of a three-game series.

Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer for National League East-leading Washington.

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