Desi dunks his old club, Rox steal series in Washington

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Ian Desmond was 1-for-14 in the series and 0-for-3 in the game when he strode to the plate against his former club in the ninth. He's struggled to put up consistent offensive result since joining the Colorado Rockies but with a chance to play hero on a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon in the nation's capital, he came through with a mammoth go-ahead solo home run over the wall in center.

In a back-and-forth affair that included many key mistakes and a lack of sharpness on the pitching side, the Rockies snuck out a 6-5 win, and a 3-1 series win, over the Washington Nationals.

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