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Washington Nationals Anthony Rendon bats during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Washington Nationals Anthony Rendon bats during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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