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Washington 7, Colorado 3
When: 7:05 PM ET, Thursday, May 26, 2022
Where: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
Temperature: 71°
Umpires: Home - Sean Barber, 1B - David Rackley, 2B - Larry Vanover, 3B - Junior Valentine
Attendance: 16264

Cesar Hernandez and Dee Strange-Gordon had two hits each, Patrick Corbin earned his first win of the season, and the host Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Thursday night.

Yonathan Daza and Elias Diaz had two hits each and German Marquez pitched six innings for Colorado. The Rockies have dropped three of four to start their seven-game road trip.

The Nationals jumped in front with a big first inning. Hernandez led off with a walk, Keibert Ruiz singled and, after Juan Soto lined out, Nelson Cruz singled to drive in Hernandez.

Josh Bell followed with a double to bring in Ruiz, and Yadiel Hernandez doubled to make it 4-0.

Colorado got one back in the second inning. Brendan Rodgers led off with a double, moved to third on a one-out wild pitch and scored on a single by Jose Iglesias.

The Rockies struck again in the third inning. With one out, Daza walked and scored on a triple by Charlie Blackmon. C.J. Cron grounded out to first to bring home Blackmon, making it 4-3.

Washington stretched its lead to 5-3 in the fourth when Hernandez doubled to drive in Victor Robles, who had reached on a fielder's choice.

It stayed a two-run game until the seventh when Ty Blach relieved Marquez. Hernandez singled and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt before Blach walked the next two batters to load the bases.

Bell hit a sacrifice fly to center field to drive in Hernandez and make it 6-3.

Marquez (1-5) allowed five runs on six hits in six innings of work.

Corbin (1-7) struck out the leadoff batter in the seventh but left after giving up a single to Diaz. He allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out three in 6 1/3 innings.

The Nationals added an insurance run in the eighth inning off Jhoulys Chacin. Strange-Gordon tripled to center field with one out and scored on a bunt single to first base by Robles.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Colorado   Washington
German Marquez Player Patrick Corbin
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.1
2 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 7
7.50 ERA 4.26
Hitting
Colorado   Washington
Yonathan Daza Player Cesar Hernandez
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.667 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 8 0 12 .235 14 4 3 2 1 1
Washington 9 0 14 .290 15 3 7 5 1 2