Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Baseball Roundup: Harper Homers Again to Boost Washington

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Baseball Roundup: Harper Homers Again to Boost Washington

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Harper's fury lifts Nationals over Braves

Bryce Harper extended his homer streak with a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth that sent Washington over Atlanta 8-6 Saturday in Washington. Harper's blast was his sixth in the last three games, one off the major-league record set by Shawn Green in 2002.

The Nationals blew a five-run lead before rebounding in the ninth against Cody Martin (1-1). Drew Storen (1-0) pitched the top of the ninth for the win.

Brewers 12, Cubs 4 * Jason Rogers hit his first career home run, and Gerardo Parra homered and drove in four runs to lead the Brewers at home. The Cubs' Kris Bryant belted his first big-league homer and catcher David Ross pitched a scoreless eighth inning.

Marlins 6, Giants 2 * Marcell Ozuna homered off Giants' lefty Madison Bumgarner in a three-run fourth in San Francisco. Jeff Baker and Adeiny Hechavarria added RBI doubles in the fourth and Donovan Solano hit a two-run double in the eighth.

Mets 3, Phillies 1 * Juan Lagares homered and Jonathon Niese pitched seven strong innings to lift visiting New York. Niese (3-2) gave up two unearned runs and five hits with six strikeouts and a walk.

Padres 6, D'backs 4 * Justin Upton's 12th-inning homer ended a night in Phoenix that included Padres closer Craig Kimbrel's first blown save since June. Arizona forced extra innings when pinch- hitter Danny Dorn doubled in two runs in the ninth.

Dodgers at Rockies * For the third time in a week, a game in Denver was rained out. No makeup date was set.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Rays 7, Rangers 2 * Tampa Bay reliever Andrew Bellatti, who served jail time as a teen after a fatal car crash, got the win in his MLB debut. at home. He gave up one hit, one walk with two strikeouts in 3 1/3 scoreless innings and retired two. Ross Detwiler (0-4) took the loss.

Orioles 6, Yankees 2 * Chris Davis hit one of visiting Baltimore's three home runs, and Jimmy Paredes had three hits for the Orioles, including a solo homer, and Alejandro De Aza added a two-run drive off Chase Whitley. …

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