Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Roundup: Harper's 13th Homer Lifts Washington

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Roundup: Harper's 13th Homer Lifts Washington

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Harper's 13th homer lifts Washington

Bryce Harper belted his 13th home run, Ryan Zimmerman smacked a two-run double to add to his major league-leading RBI total and the Washington Nationals held off the struggling Pirates 8-4 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

Harper's laser to the last row of seats in right field in the ninth gave the 24-year-old star a home run in every ballpark in the National League. He finished with two hits to move ahead of Zimmerman for the major league-lead in batting average (.388).

Zimmerman had two hits, including a double in third inning that gave him 38 RBIs on the season. Jayson Werth added three hits and is batting .457 (16 for 35) in his last nine games.

Stephen Strasburg (4-1) allowed three runs in six-plus innings, walking one and striking out three on a night he didn't have his best stuff.

Cubs 9, Reds 5 * Manager Joe Maddon earned his 1,000th career victory thanks to a four-home run attack led by Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ as Chicago won at Wrigley Field. Both offenses took advantage of temperatures in the 80s and 20 mph winds.

Brewers 6, Padres 2 * Eric Sogard had a career-high four hits and drove in a run, and Jimmy Nelson struck out eight in six-plus innings and hit an RBI single to help Milwaukee to the win in San Diego.

Diamondbacks 5, Mets 4 * Yasmany Tomas homered against reeling New York again, and Zack Greinke pitched Arizona to the home win. Tomas has gone deep in five consecutive meetings with the Mets.

Giants 2, Dodgers 1 * Brandon Belt homered for the fourth time in six games and scored the tiebreaking run on Brandon Crawford's single in the sixth, lifting host San Francisco over Los Angeles.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Rays 6, Indians 4 * Corey Dickerson hit two of Tampa Bay's season-high five home runs in a win at Cleveland.

Dickerson hit solo home runs in the third and fifth off Danny Salazar (2-4). Colby Rasmus and Derek Norris also hit solo shots off Cleveland's starter while Tim Beckham hit a two-run homer off Shawn Armstrong.

Jake Odorizzi (3-2) allowed four runs in six innings. The righthander took a 6-1 lead into the sixth, but Edwin Encarnacion broke an 0-for-18 skid with a two-run homer to cap a three-run rally. …

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