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Hit-happy Nats beat up on Rockies again

7:54 PM, Jun 27, 2012   |    comments
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Denver, CO (Sports Network) - The Nationals pitching staff has received the bulk of the credit for the team's unlikely stay atop the National League East, but the headlines have shifted toward Washington's lineup in the last two games at Coors Field.

A day after amassing 21 hits, the Nationals belted out 14 more against the Rockies in a lopsided 11-5 victory.

Six Nationals recorded multi-hit games, including Ryan Zimmerman and Jhonatan Solano, who both drove in three runs. Zimmerman, Ian Desmond and Tyler Moore all homered to overshadow a solid performance by starter Jordan Zimmermann.

Zimmermann (4-6) snapped a five-start winless stretch by scattering eight hits and three walks in seven innings of one-run ball.

His counterpart, Edwar Cabrera (0-1), failed to make it out of the third inning in his first career start, as the 24-year-old lefty was touched for seven runs -- five earned -- on five hits and three walks.

Washington improved to 3-3 on a 10-game road trip and dropped Colorado to 4-16 since June 5.

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