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Rockies split a Sunday doubleheader in Washington to win a 3-game series with the Nationals

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Posted at 10:01 PM, Jul 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 00:01:37-04

WASHINGTON -- Adam Lind and Brian Goodwin homered in the fifth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Sunday night to split a day-night doubleheader.

In the first game, Charlie Blackmon had four hits and scored four runs, and the Rockies roughed up Erick Fedde in his major league debut to win 10-6.

The Rockies had a 1-0 lead in the second game before Lind's two-run homer off Jon Gray (3-2). One out later, Goodwin followed with his homer for a two-run lead.

Colorado (61-45) won two out of three in the series and once again took over sole possession of the top wild-card position in the National League.

Edwin Jackson (2-1) allowed four hits in seven innings, striking out six. Sean Doolittle got his third save.

Gray also allowed just four hits in seven innings, but two of them were the homers. He struck out eight.

Goodwin homered for the 11th time since being promoted from Triple-A Syracuse on May 8. Lind was signed as a corner outfielder and first baseman off the bench and hit his ninth homer.

Gerardo Parra drove in the lone Colorado run with a fifth-inning single.

Blackmon had four singles in the opener, while DJ LeMahieu had three hits, including two doubles, and scored twice. Nolan Arenado added three hits and two RBI.

Fedde (0-1) allowed 10 hits and seven runs -- five earned -- in four innings while striking out three.

The 2014 first-round selection loaded the bases in the first inning before recording his first out on Gerardo Parra's double-play groundout that scored Blackmon. Ramiel Tapia's single scored LeMahieu one batter later and Colorado led 2-0 after the first inning.

Kyle Freeland (11-7) went five innings, allowing nine hits and four runs while striking out four.

Ryan Zimmerman hit two home runs and Wilmer Difo also homered for Washington. Both finished with three hits.

Zimmerman had a three-run homer in the third inning and a solo shot in the seventh. He has 24 homers this season and his four RBI left him tied for the most in franchise history with Tim Wallach, who played with the Montreal Expos from 1980-92.