MLB: Colorado 8, Washington 3

June 12, 2013 at 12:47 AM

DENVER, June 12 (UPI) -- Tyler Colvin hit two home runs Tuesday to lead the Colorado Rockies past the visiting Washington Nationals 8-3.

Colvin connected for two-run homers in the fifth and eighth innings in Colorado's fifth win in the last seven starts.

Carlos Gonzalez added a three-run shot for the Rockies and Jhoulys Chacin (4-3) held on for his first win since April 19 with two runs on seven hits over five innings.

Denard Span drove in a pair of runs for the Nationals, who took two of three from the Twins over the weekend. Dan Haren (4-8) took the loss with five runs on eight hits over five innings.

Span's two-run double in the second inning gave Washington a 2-0 lead; however Colorado came to life in the fifth by batting around and putting five runs on the board.

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