DENVER (AP) - Ross Ohlendorf pitched six strong innings in his Washington debut, Ian Desmond drove in three runs and the Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1 Wednesday night.
The win was the Nationals' third in their last 12 road games.
Recalled earlier in the day from Triple-A Syracuse, Ohlendorf (1-0) allowed one run on two hits in his first start since last Aug. 17 against San Francisco while with San Diego.
Signed by Washington over the winter as a minor league free agent, Ohlendorf became the eighth different starting pitcher used by the Nationals this season, matching their total for all of last season. Starters Stephen Strasburg and Ross Detwiler remain on the disabled list.