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Harper hits 3-run HR as Nationals stay hot, beat Braves 8-1


Pitchers are having a hard time keeping Bryce Harper off the bases — and inside the park.
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Game Womens Brandon Mashinter Jersey Harper’s hot start is a big reason the Washington Nationals are unbeaten.

The star slugger hit a three-run homer and the quick-scoring Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 8-1 on Monday night for the first 4-0 start to a season in their Washington history.

He’s good. He’s one of the best, Martinez said. I’m glad I get to watch him play every day and hopefully he continues doing what he’s doing.

Howie Kendrick’s double to right field drove Chase Headley Authentic Jersey in Harper, who walked, in Washington’s two-run first inning.

It marked the fourth straight game as the road team the Nationals scored in the first inning to give their starting pitcher a lead before his first pitch.

This time, the beneficiary was Tanner Roark (1-0), who allowed one run in seven innings. Backed by strong defense, including on third baseman Anthony Rendon’s diving stop of Dansby Swanson’s grounder in the seventh, Roark gave up four hits with one walk and six strikeouts.

Foltynewicz, who has had trouble controlling his emotions, took a no-hitter to the ninth inning at Oakland, had a six-game winning streak and was 10-2 over a 16-start stretch.

Then the 26-year-old right-hander posted a 7.91 ERA while losing his final seven starts, finishing with a loss in Washington when he worked only four innings.

Kendell Beckwith Elite Jersey Foltynewicz had encouraging moments in his first outing this season, although the Braves lost 5-4 to Philadelphia in 11 innings for an eighth straight defeat in a game he started.

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