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Carroll leads tiebreaking rally to push Rockies past Nats

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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DENVER -- Infield hits by the Colorado Rockies did in the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

Jamey Carroll got the go-ahead hit, one of three straight infield singles in a five-run eighth inning that led the Rockies to a 10-5 victory.

"We couldn't make plays," Nationals manager Frank Robinson said. "We couldn't make routine plays."

Washington overcame a 5-3, eighth-inning deficit when Austin Kearns hit an RBI single and scored on Brian Schneider's double off Jeremy Affeldt.

Troy Tulowitzki singled off Ryan Wagner (3-3) leading off the bottom half and stole second, and Jeff Salazar was walked intentionally. After pinch-hitter Vinny Castilla flied out, Carroll bounced a ball off the glove of Wagner, and Tulowitzki came home from second.

"Once the ball went off Wagner's glove, I knew I was going to be safe at first," Carroll said. "Then, I look around and see that Troy was halfway to home, and I was surprised."

Wagner blamed himself for not getting Carroll's bouncer.

"I've got to make that play," he said. "I'm a sinkerball pitcher that looks to get plays like that and make them."

Todd Helton followed with a grounder that Nick Johnson stopped behind the first-base bag as Salazar scored, and Garrett Atkins singled to shortstop as Carroll came home to make it 8-5.

"We score to get runs to get back into games then give them back," Robinson said. "I'm tired of seeing these kinds of games."

Matt Holliday, who earlier hit a two-run homer, hit a run-scoring single to right that chased Wagner, Felix Rodriguez relieved and Atkins scored when George Lombard failed to come up with Brad Hawpe's line drive to right, getting charged with an error.

"Lombard didn't lose the ball in the lights," Robinson said. "The ball missed his glove."

Manny Corpas (1-1) retired the final batter of the eighth to get the win in a matchup of last-place teams that started 2 hours, 11 minutes late because of rain.

"It has been a tough stretch for us," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said, "so for us to answer back to the two runs they scored with five, and make some things happen there, was very encouraging."

Salazar, making his major league debut, was 2-for-2 with a walk, RBI and two runs.

Colorado took a 2-0 lead on sacrifice flies by Atkins in the first and Jeff Salazar in the second. After Alfonso Soriano's RBI single in the third, the Rockies made it 4-1 on Holliday's homer in the bottom half

Ryan Church hit an RBI double in the fourth, but Carroll chased starter Jason Bergmann with a bloop run-scoring single that gave the Rockies a 5-2 lead in the bottom half.

Johnson hit his 20th homer of the season in the sixth, a drive off Aaron Cook.

Notes

  • Kearns was out of the starting lineup for a second straight game with a sore groin.
  • Nationals OF Alex Escobar has surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
  • Cook threw out Schneider from his knees after making a diving stop of a grounder.
 
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Jamey Carroll -- who's hitting .293 this year -- scores twice and goes 2-for-5 with an RBI.  (AP)
Jamey Carroll -- who's hitting .293 this year -- scores twice and goes 2-for-5 with an RBI. (AP)

Players of the Game
Colorado

M. Holliday
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
Washington

N. Johnson
AB 2
R 3
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
 
Washington Nationals
Alfonso Soriano, LF5011000 .289
Felipe Lopez, SS5010001 .272
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B5000012 .281
Nick Johnson, 1B2311100 .294
Jose Vidro, 2B4020000 .293
Ryan Church, RF3021001 .264
   a- Austin Kearns, PH1111000 .265
    George Lombard, RF0000000 .000
Brian Schneider, C4011002 .242
Nook Logan, CF3110102 .286
Jason Bergmann, P1000002 .000
    Richard Campbell, P0000000 .000
    Beltran Perez, P0000000 .000
   b- Bernie Castro, PH1000000 .232
    Ryan Wagner, P0000000 .333
    Felix Rodriguez, P0000000 .000
   c- Henry Mateo, PH1000000 .167
Totals3551052110 
a-singled for Church in the 8th
b-grounded out for Perez in the 7th
c-grounded out for F. Rodriguez in the 9th
Batting
2B - Jose Vidro (20, Cook), Ryan Church (14, Cook), Brian Schneider (15, Affeldt)
HR - Nick Johnson (20, Cook)
SH - Jason Bergmann (1)
RBI - Alfonso Soriano (89), Nick Johnson (68), Ryan Church (28), Austin Kearns (79), Brian Schneider (48)
2-OUT RBI - Brian Schneider (22)
SB - Alfonso Soriano (37, 2nd base off Cook/Torrealba)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - George Lombard 1
DP - Schneider-F. Lopez
E - Nick Johnson (14, ), George Lombard (1, ), Ryan Wagner (1, )
Washington Nationals
Jason Bergmann 3.2555351 6.66
Richard Campbell 1.1000010 0.00
Beltran Perez 1100120 0.00
Ryan Wagner (L,3-3) 1.2550110 3.54
Felix Rodriguez 0.1000000 6.75
IBB - Salazar by Ryan Wagner
HBP - Holliday (by Richard Campbell)
WP - Ryan Wagner (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Jason Bergmann 81-47, Richard Campbell 18-8, Beltran Perez 22-15, Ryan Wagner 48-28, Felix Rodriguez 5-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Bergmann 1-5, Ryan Wagner 3-2
Batters Faced - Jason Bergmann 19, Richard Campbell 4, Beltran Perez 5, Ryan Wagner 12, Felix Rodriguez 1
Colorado Rockies
Jamey Carroll, 2B5221012 .293
Todd Helton, 1B5111002 .302
Garrett Atkins, 3B3222100 .324
Matt Holliday, LF4123011 .330
Brad Hawpe, RF3100212 .291
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4120021 .303
Yorvit Torrealba, C3000031 .247
    Chris Iannetta, C1000001 .091
Jeff Salazar, CF22211001.000
Aaron Cook, P1000111 .058
    Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
    Manuel Corpas, P0000000 .000
   a- Vinny Castilla, PH1000002 .236
    Brian Fuentes, P0000000 .000
Totals32101185913 
a-flied out for Corpas in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jamey Carroll (21, Bergmann), Garrett Atkins (44, Wagner)
HR - Matt Holliday (26, Bergmann)
SF - Garrett Atkins (7), Jeff Salazar (1)
SH - Aaron Cook (13)
RBI - Jamey Carroll (30), Todd Helton (66), Garrett Atkins 2 (99), Matt Holliday 3 (88), Jeff Salazar (1)
2-OUT RBI - Jamey Carroll (14), Todd Helton (16), Garrett Atkins (25), Matt Holliday 3 (26)
SB - Troy Tulowitzki 2 (2, 2nd base off Bergmann/Schneider, 2nd base off Wagner/Schneider), Jeff Salazar (1, 2nd base off Perez/Schneider)
CS - Matt Holliday (4, 2nd base by Campbell/Schneider)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Brad Hawpe 1
Colorado Rockies
Aaron Cook 7633101 4.14
Jeremy Affeldt (BS,1) 0.2322100 6.05
Manuel Corpas (W,1-1) 0.1000000 2.70
Brian Fuentes 1100010 3.56
IBB - Logan by Aaron Cook
HBP - N. Johnson (by Aaron Cook)
Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Cook 92-57, Jeremy Affeldt 13-7, Manuel Corpas 1-1, Brian Fuentes 13-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Cook 16-5, Jeremy Affeldt 1-0, Manuel Corpas 1-0, Brian Fuentes 1-1
Batters Faced - Aaron Cook 29, Jeremy Affeldt 5, Manuel Corpas 1, Brian Fuentes 4
Game Information
Attendance - 18617
Game Time - 3:00
Temperature - 58
Umpires - Home - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Travis Reininger, Third Base - Jim Reynolds