Bryce Harper continued his impressive start to his big-league career by lining an opposite-field RBI double with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Washington Nationals a 2-1 lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Harper is now 6-for-16 in his first stint in the big leagues, with three RBIs, a walk, a strikeout, and two runs scored. According to CSN Washington's Mark Zuckerman, Harper's RBI double was the first RBI for a Nationals No. 3 hitter since April 19.
By the way, Harper just recorded the first RBI by the #Nats starting No. 3 hitter since Zimmerman's HR on April 19, 11 games ago.— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) May 4, 2012
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