Nats-Rox game delayed by inclement weather

DENVER -- With lightning in the area and rain falling, umpires signaled for a delay at Coors Field on Tuesday night with the Nationals and Rockies tied at 2 after the third inning.

The Nats scored two runs against Rockies starter Chad Bettis in a three-hit top of the third, on Bryce Harper's fielder's choice grounder and Wilson Ramos' RBI single. The Rockies matched them in the bottom of the frame on DJ LeMahieu's ninth homer of the season -- a two-run shot off Gio Gonzalez, after Charlie Blackmon doubled to extend his hit streak to 11 games.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.