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Nats take Game 1 of doubleheader with Rockies

washington nationalsAnthony Rendon broke a 2-2 tie with a seventh-inning homer, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies in the opening game of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday.

The Nats bullpen shined in the contest, limiting the Rockies to a run on five hits in five innings.

Eric Fedde got the start, and gave up a run on three hits in four innings of work before being lifted for a pinch-hitter.

Adam Eaton also homered for Washington, which, for the moment, stands five games back of Atlanta in the NL East.