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MLB: Washington 5, Minnesota 4 (2nd game)

June 9, 2013 at 11:00 PM

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond's go-ahead RBI double in the seventh inning carried Washington to a 5-4 interleague win and a doubleheader sweep of Minnesota Sunday.

The Nationals, who trailed 4-1 early in the game, chipped away at the Twins' lead with single runs in the third and fifth innings.

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Washington tied it up in the sixth when Anthony Rendon singled off reliever Anthony Swarzak (1-2) and former Twin Denard Span delivered a two-out, run-scoring triple.

Then in the seventh, Adam LaRoche collected a one-out double and Desmond followed by belting a Swarzak offering into the left-center field gap, sending home the decisive run.

Jayson Werth provided two RBI for the Nats, who took two-of-three from Minnesota following a 7-0 victory in Sunday's first game.

Tyler Clippard (5-1) earned the decision and Rafael Soriano racked up his 16th save to secure the victory.

Chris Herrmann went 3-for-4 with a two-run double and Pedro Florimon cracked a two-run homer for the Twins, who fell for the fourth time in five games overall.

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