Bryce Harper powers Washington past Miami, 7-2

nationals_logoBryce Harper homered twice, and Doug Fister gave up two runs in six solid innings, pushing the Washington Nationals past the Miami Marlins, 7-2, on Wednesday.

Harper’s first homer, a three-run shot in the fifth, broke a 2-2 tie. He added a solo homer in the eighth, his 29th of the season, and was 3-for-4 on the night.

Fister (4-6, 4.39 ERA) gave up two runs on four hits in six innings, striking out four and walking one.

Tom Koehler (8-7, 3.38 ERA) gave up five runs on six hits in six innings, striking out four and walking one.

Washington (53-46) has a two-game lead over the New York Mets in the National League East.

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