Harper’s 4 RBIs Lead Nationals Past Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. — Bryce Harper had two hits and drove in four runs to help the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 Wednesday.

Harper had a two-run double in the third and a two-run single in the fifth, raising his spring batting average to .400 (20-for-50) with 12 RBIs. Chris Young allowed two hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out two.

Wade LeBlanc gave up six runs and seven hits in five innings. LeBlanc is among those vying for the Marlins No. 5 starter’s spot.

Washington’s Kurt Suzuki had two hits, including a solo homer off Tom Koehler in the ninth. Jayson Werth had two hits and a sacrifice fly.

Giancarlo Stanton’s RBI double and Rob Brantly’s two-run double highlighted Miami’s four-run sixth off Zach Duke.

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