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Brown lifts Nationals past Marlins 7-6 in 10

Pinch hitter Corey Brown's single drove in Ian Desmond with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 victory over the Florida Marlins.

After Adam LaRoche singled off Chad Guadin (3-2) to open the inning, Desmond singled him to third and Danny Espinosa was intentionally walked to load the bases. Suzuki grounded into a fielder's choice with LaRoche thrown out at home, but Brown followed with a bloop single to right.

The Nationals, a major league-best 86-53, began the day with a 6½-game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the NL East.

Drew Storen (2-1) pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the win.

After a 2:33 rain delay, Jayson Werth led off the bottom of the ninth with home run off Heath Bell to tie the score at 6-all.

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