The Colorado Rockies pulled off a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon after scoring three runs over the final two frames at Nationals Park. Trailing 3-1 entering the eighth inning, the Rockies took advantage of a pair of pitching miscues to stun the crowd in D.C.
With Sean Burnett relieving Jordan Zimmermann in the eighth, the Rockies immediately began their comeback with a leadoff solo home run from Eric Young Jr. Burnett then proceeded to give up a pair of singles before being pulled in favor of Mike Gonzalez. Gonzalez blew the lead on a wild pitch before striking out three straight batters to end the inning.
Wild pitches would only prove to be more costly for Washington in the ninth inning, when the Rockies scored the eventual game-winning run on a wild pitch from Tyler Clippard. The Nationals put two runners in scoring position with two outs in the bottom frame, but Rafael Betancourt finished off his 15th save of the season.
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