MLB: Colorado 5, Washington 4

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Solo homers by Clint Barmes and Carlos Gonzalez Wednesday led the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over Washington.

Barmes and Gonzalez each had two hits. The homer by Gonzalez, his eighth, gave Colorado a 5-3 advantage leading off the top of the eighth.


Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run first-inning double. Dexter Fowler had one RBI, while winning pitcher Jason Marquis added one hit for the Rockies, who have split their last four games.

Marquis (14-8) surrendered three runs and nine hits in six innings.

Closer Huston Street earned his 31st save despite giving up a solo homer to Josh Bard in the ninth.

Washington got two hits and one RBI from Ryan Zimmerman and one RBI from Cristian Guzman. Bard, Nyjer Morgan and Adam Dunn had two hits each for the Nationals, who have lost eight straight to the Rockies.

Losing pitcher Collin Balester (1-3) walked five batters in 1 1/3 innings.

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