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57-38, 1st in NL East

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Bryce Harper has recorded his 2nd season with 25+ HR. The only players in Nationals/Expos history with more are Vladimir Guerrero (6), Ryan Zimmerman (4), Gary Carter (4), and Andre Dawson (3).

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Aces ambushed by former teams

The Nationals' Max Scherzer and Dodgers' Alex Wood had arguably their worst outings of the season Friday, as both fell victim to the long ball. Scherzer allowed three straight homers for the first time in his career, while Wood allowed two homers after allowing just two total in his first 16 games combined this season.

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Arizona starts with 3 homers, finishes 6-5 win in the 9th

The Arizona Diamondbacks opened the game with three straight home runs off Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer and ended it with Brandon Drury's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 6-5 victory Friday night.

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Drury propels D-backs with walk-off single (0:31)
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D-Backs smack three straight homers off Scherzer (0:54)
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Mad Max without peer as of late

RHP Max Scherzer faces his former team in the Diamondbacks on Friday night, riding an incredible 10-start run since his loss to the Braves on May 20. He has struck out at least 10 batters in nine of those last 10 starts. He has 12 starts of 10 or more strikeouts this season; no other NL pitcher has more than seven.

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BBTN: Teams Making Critical Decisions As Deadline Nears

Before hearing from Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, and a conversation with Pirates P Ivan Nova, Buster Olney and Bob Nightengale go rapid-fire on the trade market. Plus, Jon Sciambi weighs in on the looming deadline, the Yankees' bullpen and much more.

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Meyer, 2 relievers throw 1-hitter in Angels' 7-0 win

Right-hander Alex Meyer allowed only one hit in seven innings, and Mike Trout and C.J. Cron hit two-run homers to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-0 victory Wednesday night that snapped the Washington Nationals' six-game winning streak.

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Trout, Harper talk favorite parts of each other's games (0:59)
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Harper admires Trout for being himself (3:28)
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Trout: Harper and I will always be linked (3:40)
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Harper: Trout is a 'great baseball player' (1:27)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Nationals manager Dusty Baker, on the biggest difference with Bryce Harper this year: "No. 1 he's healthy, and No. 2 he's not in a hurry at the plate, like he was last year. He doesn't like his year last year, and it happens. Everybody can have a down year. The public and the media, they don't see it like that. But some years everything falls and some years nothing falls. We knew Bryce was going to bounce back, because he doesn't like not performing well and doing well."

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Bryce Harper on Mike Trout: "He's a talent that comes in once in a lifetime. He's must-watch TV always. ... But there's a lot of young guys in this game, and it's going in the right direction. Very excited to see what happens in the future, and excited for the young guys in baseball."

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryce Harper, on nearly hitting for the cycle, taking Thursday off, playing against Mike Trout, and the assortment of young talent throughout the game.

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Bryce Harper will not play tomorrow, Dusty Baker said. He wanted to give all his All-Stars a day, and tomorrow it's Harpers turn. So, this is it for Harper-Trout.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout grounds out with the tying run in scoring position and one out in the ninth, bringing in a run, and Albert Pujols flies out to end it. Bryce Harper's Nats beat Trout's Angels, 4-3. They're 57-36, with five straight wins since the All-Star break, and have an 11-game lead in the NL East. Angels are 46-50 and fading fast.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Second and third, one out, ninth inning, down two, Mike Trout up on a night when Bryce Harper has four hits.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryce Harper tonight: 4-for-4 with a homer, two singles and a double. He was called out while trying to take second in the third inning. He could've easily been called safe, which would have given him the cycle.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels gave these away tonight. That's a dual bobblehead of Mike Trout, holding his two MVPs, which is one more than Bryce Harper. Coincidence?

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Bryce Harper singles to start the sixth inning and is 3-for-3 tonight, raising his batting average to .335. He has 23 hits in 50 at-bats in July.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs5302nd
Batting Average.2772nd
On Base Percentage.3452nd
Slugging Percentage.4722nd
Earned Run Average4.1211th
Quality Starts621st
WHIP1.288th
BAA.2467th

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