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The Nationals’ Jayson Werth points to the Nationals' dugout as he rounds the bases after hitting the game-winning home run in the ninth inning of Thursday’s National League division series against the Cardinals. The series is tied at 2, with Game 5 scheduled for tonight in Washington.

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Werth’s homer sends Nationals, Cardinals to Game 5

The Washington Nationals signed Jayson Werth to show them how to win. His game-ending homer Thursday night extended their surprising season. Werth led off the bottom of the ninth inning by driving Lance Lynn’s 13th pitch into the left-field stands to give the Nationals a 2-1 victory over the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and force a Game 5 in their NL division series.

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