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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper Leaves Game After Collision With RF Fence In Dodger Stadium

The Washington Nationals were cruising through the first game of three in LA's Dodger Stadium with a 6-0 lead on the Los Angeles Dodgers when Nats' outfielder Bryce Harper gave everyone a scare, colliding with the center field wall and knocking himself if not out, at least out of the game.

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Bryce Harper Update: 11 Stitches, No Concussion

Bryce Harper was 1 for 1 with two walks and two runs scored through six innings tonight in Dodger Stadium and the Washington Nationals were up 6-0 on the Los Angeles Dodgers after four and a half when LA catcher A.J. Ellis lined a pitch from Jordan Zimmermann to right field. Harper, who's been playing left field with Jayson Werth on the DL with a hamstring issue, started in, then broke back and tracked the fly ball to the wall, but just as Harper realized he couldn't make the catch, he turned and ran face first into the wall, knocking himself down and possibly out and somehow opening a cut on his neck which reportedly took 11 stitches to close. The Nats' 20-year-old outfielder appeared to argue with the team's trainer and manager Davey Johnson that he could remain in the game, but the Nationals' right fielder was lifted and appeared a bit dazed as he headed into the clubhouse.

Roger Bernadina took over for Washington in right field. Jordan Zimmermann gave up a run in the bottom of the fifth inning after Harper's collision with the wall, but the Nationals took a five-run lead into the sixth. The Nationals would eventually win the first of three with the Dodgers by a score of 6-2.

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The first reports on Harper after the game were generally good news. Here's what reporters in LA and the Nationals had to say via Twitter after tonight's game:

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