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Bryce Harper homers on Opening Day for Washington Nationals’ first run of 2017

Bryce Harper flat crushed a 2-2 fastball from David Phelps in the 6th, lining a home run to right to score the Washington Nationals’ first run of the season.

Miami Marlins v Washington Nationals Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Washington Nationals’ slugger Bryce Harper got the Nats on the board in the sixth inning this afternoon, connecting for his first home run of the season and the fifth Opening Day home run of his career while cutting the Miami Marlins’ lead to 2-1.

Harper crushed a 95 mph 2-2 fastball from David Phelps and hitting a line drive home run out to right, just under the second deck but well over the out-of-town scoreboard.

The Nationals have hit nine home runs on Opening Day over their first 12 seasons in D.C.: Bryce Harper (2013 (2), 2015, 2016, 2017); Terrmel Sledge (2005); Ryan Zimmerman (2008 (walk-off)); Adam Dunn (2009), Adam LaRoche (2014), Anthony Rendon (2014), Daniel Murphy (2016).

Here’s a better look via @Nationals on the Twitter: