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Rockies nip Nationals

Clint Barmes' sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Colorado Rockies over the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Colorado won as -165 home favorites as the game played UNDER the 9.5-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Barmes finished 2-for-3 with two runs batted in for the Rockies, while Alan Embree picked up the win in relief of starter Jason Hammel for Colorado.

Ryan Zimmerman smashed a three-run bomb for Washington, as Julian Tavarez took the loss after coming into the game for Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann.