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Rendon gets Nats going quickly with another HR

MLB.com @JamalCollier

WASHINGTON -- Anthony Rendon has been swinging a hot bat since he returned from the disabled list, and now his power stroke is also starting to return.

Rendon lined a solo home run into left field off the Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka in the first inning on Tuesday night to give the Nationals an early 1-0 advantage. It was Rendon's third home run in the past five games.

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WASHINGTON -- Anthony Rendon has been swinging a hot bat since he returned from the disabled list, and now his power stroke is also starting to return.

Rendon lined a solo home run into left field off the Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka in the first inning on Tuesday night to give the Nationals an early 1-0 advantage. It was Rendon's third home run in the past five games.

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With the Nationals' lineup a bit depleted with Adam Eaton, Daniel Murphy, Ryan Zimmerman and Matt Wieters on the DL, Rendon's return has served as a spark for the offense. Since being activated on May 5 after he missed nearly a month with a fractured left big toe, Rendon has reached base safely in all nine games he's played.

Jamal Collier covers the Nationals for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier.

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