CarGo adds name to list of 200-HR sluggers

Rockies outfielder ends 1-for-21 slump with two-run blast in 11th inning

CarGo adds name to list of 200-HR sluggers

WASHINGTON -- Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez ended his slump in milestone style.

With Colorado already up two runs on Charlie Blackmon's 11th-inning home run, Gonzalez added another two-run shot -- his 200th career homer -- in the Rockies' 9-4 victory over the Nationals on Saturday afternoon.

Before the home run off Yusmeiro Petit, who gave up five runs in the 11th, Gonzalez was 0-for-5 on Saturday. But the slump was longer. The homer ended a 1-for-21 skid on a road trip that saw the Rockies lose all four games before Saturday's win.

Gonzalez hit four home runs for the Athletics as a rookie in 2008 before joining Colorado in a deal for outfielder Matt Holliday. The rest have come while Gonzalez has represented the Rockies as a three-time National League All-Star.

"It's a great accomplishment, but I don't play for personal numbers. I just try to do something every day to help the team," said Gonzalez, who has 24 homers this year. "That's been my mentality since Day 1. Now we're talking about a 200-home run career.

"I don't think it'll change. I'm going to show up every day to try to do the same thing and see what happens at the end of my career."

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.