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61-39, 1st in NL East
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Nats rack up seven homers before reaching 10 outs (1:00)
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Thursday's sluggers

White Sox 1B Jose Abreu took the prize for the longest home run hit on Thursday -- and his longest so far this season -- with a 454-footer in a 6-3 home loss to the Cubs. His other HR of the night landed in the top three.

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There's no place like home...?

So far this season, Nationals RHP Max Scherzer looks more comfortable on the mound when he's a visitor. He did win at home on Thursday though against the Brewers, putting him over .500 at Nationals Park.

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Can different walk-up music help Harper chill? (1:17)
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Nats put on a HR derby with 8 in blowout (2:03)
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Nationals hit 8 HRs to blast Brewers 15-2

The Washington Nationals tied a franchise record with eight home runs, including two apiece by Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman, and Max Scherzer pitched six innings of three-hit ball in a 15-2 rout of the fading Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.

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Nationals tie MLB record with 5-HR inning (1:08)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

According to multiple sources, the Nationals don't need to trade for any hitters. Those multiple sources are the thousands of local area campers who came to Nats Park for Camp Day and watched as Washington banged out eight bombs (tied for a franchise record) en route to a 15-2 slaughter of the Brewers.

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Harper blasts two homers in Nats' blowout win (0:51)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Best. Camp Day. Ever. With thousands of local campers in attendance at Nats Park, Washington has homered eight times through four innings. That's two shy of the single-game mark set by the '87 Blue Jays. The Nats tied an MLB record by going deep five times in the third, including four straight (also record-tying).

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Trade deadline analysis: The Nationals don't need to add any hitters.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's how competitive Max Scherzer is. A day after Strasburg hits the DL, and with his team up 9-0 in the third and Scherzer batting for the second time in the inning, he busts a hard 90 on a slow infield grounder and just barely legs it out. Most pitchers would've phoned that one in.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals have gone back to back to back to back. That's not a typo. Four homers in a row off Brewers starter Michael Blazak. Brain Goodwin, Wilmer Difo, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman. First time in Nats/Expos history they've gone B2B2B2B.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

On his first pitch after getting ejected last night, Bryce Harper ejected the baseball. His two-run bomb extends his hit streak to a career-high 19 games, tied for longest in the majors this season.

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Emotions run wild on Wednesday (0:45)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper blamed his 8th inning ejection on his...pregame music? "I think I need to change my playlist because I get a little fired up...'5AM' really got me fired up, by Logic. I called my brother and was like, ‘Man, I'm so fired up to play today.' I guess it got me a little too fired up. I guess I need to mix in some Temptations and some of those jazz bands to calm me down a little bit."

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Baker wants Harper's emotion (0:22)
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Latest ejection has Harper mulling music switch

Bryce Harper's 10th career ejection Wednesday night led the All-Star outfielder to wonder if he should switch up his pregame music. "I need to mix in some Temptations and some of those jazz bands to calm me down a little bit," he said.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs5632nd
Batting Average.2792nd
On Base Percentage.3452nd
Slugging Percentage.4792nd
Earned Run Average4.069th
Quality Starts0Tied-25th
WHIP1.277th
BAA.2447th

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