Scutaro walks off Rockies in 11-inning win

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DENVER (MLB) — The Rockies won one the hard way Thursday, building — then losing — a seven-run lead before battling back to defeat the Nationals, 11-10, in 11 innings, on Marco Scutaro’s walk-off RBI single. The Rockies earned a series split with the National League’s winningest team with the victory.

Colorado came within three outs of the win in regulation before closer Rafael Betancourt hung a breaking ball over the heart of the plate to open the ninth, and Bryce Harper bounced it off the back wall of the Rockies’ right-field bullpen for a game-tying solo shot. It was Betancourt’s fourth blown save of the season.

Despite getting a man on second with one out in the ninth, the Rockies left him stranded there, sending the game to extra innings.

Jonathan Herrera doubled with one out in the 11th, putting him in scoring position for the second time since the ninth inning. After pinch-hitter Jason Giambi drew a walk and Dexter Fowler skied a fly to the center-field warning track, advancing Herrera to third, Scutaro worked the count full then dropped the game-winning hit into the right-center-field gap. READ MORE>>>