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Despite the MVP hitting of Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals fans have been clamoring for more power in their lineup. Friday night, they just wanted actual power in the stadium.

Three times during the Dodgers-Nationals game, a bank of lights went out at the park. And after the third electrical problem, the umpires called the game.

That got some players wondering: What could have caused this electrical outage? The logical answer: the last person to use the facility.

Then all was cleared up by Harper, who reminded us about his lengthy hair routine.

"Bad Blood" or not, Swift's camp experienced a mechanical malfunction during her show at Nationals Park earlier this week, so we might never know the real source of the power failures. Let's all "Shake It Off." The game will resume Saturday.

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We knew Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was good at drawing walks, but this is ridiculous.

Yes, during Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals, Votto took a ball to reach a 3-2 count ... but was awarded a walk and, as a result, headed to first base. No one seemed to notice the error.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, this stemmed from an extra ball being added to the stadium scoreboard. It even had the TV play-by-play crew fooled.

And although it likely didn't influence the final outcome too much -- the Reds won 8-2 -- it did come as part of a six-run seventh inning. So ... perhaps Votto's otherworldly walk-drawing did give Cincinnati an edge?

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