Bryce Harper hits two homers, Nats beat Braves, 9-2

nationals_logoBryce Harper continued a recent tear with two more home runs Friday night, and Gio Gonzalez went deep into the game for the Nats in a 9-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

The win was the eighth in the last 10 games for Washington, which now stands at .500 (15-15) on the year.

Harper has three homers in Washington’s win over Miami on Wednesday, and hit a pair of shots tonight, a two-run blast in the sixth and a three-run homer in the eighth.

Danny Espinosa also had two homers for the Nationals, and Jayson Werth had a home run as well.

Gonzalez (3-2) went seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits, striking out eight and walking one, lowering his ERA in 2015 to 3.62.

Eric Stultz (1-3) took the loss for Atlanta, giving up three runs on seven hits in six innings, striking out seven without issuing a walk.


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