Braves rally in ninth, beat Nats in 10th on Pena's homer

10:06 PM, Apr 12, 2013   |    comments
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Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Ramiro Pena helped spark a rally in the ninth and then delivered the knockout punch in the 10th by clubbing a two-run homer, capping an Atlanta Braves 6-4 comeback win over the Washington Nationals.

Pena, whose pinch-hit bunt single in the ninth helped lay the foundation for a two-run inning against Washington reliever Drew Storen, crushed a Craig Stammen (2-1) fastball into the right field seats an inning later to give the Braves their seventh straight win.

Eric O'Flaherty (2-0) tossed a perfect ninth and Craig Kimbrel locked it down to notch his fifth save of the young season.

Ross Detwiler put in another strong start for Washington, but once again didn't factor into the decision despite leaving with a 4-1 lead. He struck out five over seven innings, yielding one run on four hits.

Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer and Denard Span and Jayson Werth each had an RBI in the Nationals' first home setback of the season.


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