Harper's 3-run blast sends Phillies to 9-4 win over Indians

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Harper's 3-run blast sends Phillies to 9-4 win over Indians
Harper's 3-run blast sends Phillies to 9-4 win over Indians

CLEVELAND — Bryce Harper crossed home and triumphantly raised his arms with a gesture usually reserved for Ohio State football celebrations. This time, it also meant something for Philadelphia's baseball hopes. Harper delivered with one those moments that have made him a superstar, connecting for a go-ahead three-run homer as the Phillies avoided sliding deeper in the NL wild-card standings with a 9-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night. Brad Miller homered twice and the Phillies stayed within five games of Milwaukee for the second wild-card spot. But it was Harper's 33rd homer in the fifth inning off left-hander Oliver Pérez (2-4) — a shot the Ohio State fan celebrated by flashing

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