Thursday May 7th, 2015

On Wednesday afternoon, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper became the youngest player since 1969 to hit three home runs in one game in a 7–5 victory over the Marlins. 

Later that evening, Harper was rocking the red for another Washington, D.C. team: the Capitals. Fresh off his three-homer game, Harper and some of his Nationals teammates were at the Verizon Center for Game 4 of Caps-Rangers. 

Just last week, members of the Washington Wizards—including a fired-up Paul Pierce—witnessed the Caps defeat the Islanders in Game 7 of the teams' first-round series. 

Max Scherzer, Gio Gonzalez and Ryan Zimmerman were among the other Nationals in attendance on Wednesday. 

• Paul Pierce, Wizards teammates attend Caps-Isles Game 7

The spotlight's on you now, Alex Ovechkin, though a second hat-trick in a single day might be too much for typically defeatist D.C. sports fans to handle. 

- Stanley Kay

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