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Desmond, Ohlendorf carry Nationals over Rockies

Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Ian Desmond drove in three runs and Ross Ohlendorf threw six solid innings in his season debut as the Washington Nationals defeated the Colorado Rockies, 5-1, in the middle test of a three- game series at Coors Field.

Ohlendorf (1-0), whose contract was selected from Triple-A Syracuse prior to the game, allowed one run on two hits and a pair of walks. The 30-year-old right-hander signed a minor-league contract this offseason and went 4-5 with a 4.27 ERA in 13 games for Syracuse.

Ryan Zimmerman and Anthony Rendon had an RBI apiece for the Nationals.

Carlos Gonzalez hit an RBI triple, but the Rockies mustered just three hits. Starter Jorge De La Rosa (7-4) gave up three runs on four hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings to lose for the first time in his last eight starts. It was also his first home loss since Sept. 26, 2010.

06/13 00:12:30 ET