Harper exited after popping out to second base to lead off the top of the fourth. He was 0 for 2 in the game after striking out in the first.
Ryan Zimmerman hit a solo home run, his first of two on the evening, in the next at-bat after Harper to give the Nationals a 2–1 lead. Matt den Dekker replaced Harper in the field the following frame.
In 125 games, Harper is batting .331 with 31 home runs, 78 RBIs and a 1.091 OPS.
The Nationals improved to 67–65, but still trail the New York Mets in the National League East by 6 1/2 games and are 8 1/2 games back in the wild card.
- Mike Fiammetta