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keithlaw @keithlaw

Even before today, Harper ranked in the top 9% of all position players in MLB history by WAR, and he won't turn 23 till October.

Bryce Harper grounds out in 4th at-bat

After starting the game 3-for-3 with 3 home runs and 4 RBIs, the Nationals OF showed he's human -- he grounded out to second but still drove in a run in the process. The Nats lead the Marlins 7-2 in the seventh.

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Jayson Stark @jaysonst

What a show by Bryce Harper, still only 22. 3rd youngest NL player ever with a 3 HR game. The 2 younger: Eddie Mathews (20) & Mel Ott (21)

Bryce Harper has 3 homers by 6th inning

The Nationals OF has gone up to bat three times so far this game, and he's hit a home run each time (his 6th, 7th, 8th this season). The Nationals are up 5-2 over the Marlins in the sixth behind Harper's 4 RBIs.

'The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived On'

Ted Williams left behind so many unanswered questions that two of his children went to the extreme edges of science to find more time for them to be answered, while his third child went to equal extremes to stop them. His legacy

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Bryce Harper just hit a homer that might've been high enough to be caught on Washington D.C. radar.

Bryce Harper blasts 2nd HR of game

Harper's two-run shot gave the Nationals a 4-2 lead in the third. It's the 6th multi-HR game of Harper's career. Follow live

Detroit Tigers @tigers

Verlander was given the clearance to resume a throwing progression designed to return him to full competition.

Miami jumps on Scherzer early

The game is barely two innings old, but Max Scherzer has already yielded five hits to the Marlins, who have a 2-1 lead. Follow live

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