After fireworks in the bottom of the first inning for the Nationals, the 19-year old rookie sensation, Bryce Harper, continued the hot hitting start for the team by belting a solo home run over the wall in right-center in the bottom of the third. He was shortly followed by Michael Morse hitting a two-run home-run into the bullpen in left-center to expand their lead to 6-0.
The shot made Harper the second teenager to ever hit a postseason home run, joining Andruw Jones, who had two at age 19 in 1996. It came only two innings after Harper became the youngest person ever to hit a postseason triple. Upon the second home run from Morse, Adam Wainwright's outing was ended and he was replaced on the mound by Joe Kelly.
Gio Gonzalez allowed a bloop single in the top of the first and a ground ball in the second inning that got through the hole into left field, but neither runner was able to advance to second. Gonzalez recorded four strikeouts in the first three innings.