Desmond's HR Lifts Rockies Past Nationals, 6-5

posted by Mike Rice - 

Rockies outfielders - Mitchell Layton

(L to R) Ian Desmond, Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies celebrate a win 6-5 against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Sunday, April 15, 2018. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Coming to the plate with the score tied at five in the top of the ninth on Sunday, Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond was struggling.

As in 1-for-his-last-14 struggling.

So much for the struggles.

Desmond drilled a tiebreaking home run to dead center field to provide the winning margin in the Rockies' 6-5 win. The victory gave them three wins in the four-game series.

Charlie Blackmon hit his sixth home run of the season and drove in three runs and D.J. LeMahieu went deep for the fifth time this season.

It was a back-and-forth game, with the Rockies rallying from a 3-1 deficit by scoring three runs in the sixth.

The Nationals tied it with a run in the bottom of the sixth and both teams scored a run in the eighth before Desmond unloaded in the ninth.

The Rockies move on to start a three-game series in Pittsburgh. Game one against the Pirates is Monday at 4:30 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.


Check out Jack Corrigan's call of Desmond's ninth inning home run on KOA NewsRadio.

Desmond spoke with KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Ian Desmond after the game.

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