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MLB: Washington 7, Cleveland 6

June 15, 2013 at 11:06 PM   |   Comments

CLEVELAND, June 15 (UPI) -- Anthony Rendon's first career homer came in the ninth inning Saturday and provided the difference in Washington's 7-6 interleague win over Cleveland.

The Nationals were trailing 6-5 in the eighth when pinch-hitter Chad Tracy pounded a two-out, bases-empty homer off Joe Smith for the equalizer.

Then in the ninth, Vinnie Pestano (1-2) retired the first two Nationals batters before Rendon (3-for-5) connected on a deep blast to right field for the decisive blow.

Jayson Werth, Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond also went deep for Washington, which rebounded from a 2-1 loss in Friday's series opener.

The rally made a winner of Drew Storen (1-1), who recorded the final out in the eighth, and Rafael Soriano picked up his 18th save.

Carlos Santana and Mark Reynolds each homered and Michael Brantley provided two RBI for Cleveland.

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