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MLB: Washington 7, Miami 6 (10 innings)

Sept. 8, 2012 at 8:27 PM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Jayson Werth pounded a score-tying homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday and Washington went on to best Miami 7-6 in the 10th.

The Nationals, who trailed 6-3 after seven innings, cut the deficit to 6-5 in the eighth on Ryan Zimmerman's two-run homer.

After the Marlins were held scoreless in the top of the ninth, a violent rainstorm crossed over Washington, forcing a delay of 2 1/2 hours.

Then with Heath Bell pitching after the game resumed, the first batter -- Werth -- sent a 3-2 pitch over the center field fence to tie it up.

In the 10th, pinch-hitter Corey Brown scored Ian Desmond from third on one-out single against Chad Gaudin (3-2), and the National League East-leading Nationals evened their three-game series.

Drew Storen (2-1) earned the victory with a scoreless top of the 10th.

Gorkys Hernandez and Giancarlo Stanton each socked solo homers for the Marlins.

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