Nationals' Bryce Harper hits startling broken-bat home run in win over Mets

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Nationals' Bryce Harper hits startling broken-bat home run in win over Mets
Nationals' Bryce Harper hits startling broken-bat home run in win over Mets

Bryce Harper hit a startling, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning that sent the Washington Nationals past the New York Mets 8-6 Monday night. The Nationals rallied against five pitchers in their big burst, winning for just the fourth time in 13 games. The Mets had been off to the best start in franchise history behind the top bullpen in the majors before collapsing. Trailing 6-1, Washington combined five hits, three walks and a hit batter to take the lead. Harper's two-run single off Jerry Blevins made it 6-3. Wilmer Difo tied it with a two-out, two-run single off Jeurys Familia, and Michael A Taylor drew a bases-loaded walk from the

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