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FLUSHING, N.Y. (WUSA9) -- A 10th inning home run and some great at-bats rallied the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets 9-7 on opening day at Citi Field.

Anthony Rendon's 3-run home run in the top of the 10th inning gave the Nationals three insurance runs to make the lead 9-5 in the 10th, after Denard Span gave the Nats the lead in the inning.

Rendon finished 2 for 5 with 4 RBI in the game. Span added two timely RBI in the game to start the Nats season on the right foot.

Stephen Strasburg had a rough start to the game, giving up four early runs. He held on to stay in the game and even start a streak of 13 retired batters in a row starting in the 4th inning.

Strasburg struck out 10 batters, allowing four total runs in 6.0 innings pitched (6.00 ERA).

Notes:

  • Bryce Harper hit his head on Eric Young Jr.'s knee while trying to break up a double play in the first inning. He returned to the game and even had a single after hitting his head. He appears to be OK.
  • The Mets had won all their three previous opening games at Citi Field.
  • At one point in the game the Mets pitchers had retired 15 straight batters, the Nats pitchers retired 13 straight in the game as well.

LINK: Nats Vs. Mets BOX SCORE on www.MLB.com

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