Harper homers in 9-run 1st, Gonzalez and Nats beat Pirates

WKBN.com

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bryce Harper and Yunel Escobar homered during a nine-run burst in the first inning, leading the Washington Nationals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2 Sunday.

Gio Gonzalez (5-4) pitched seven shutout innings as the Nationals completed a three-game sweep.

Pittsburgh arrived at Nationals Park this weekend with an eight-game winning streak, but was stopped by the pitching-rich Nationals. Max Scherzer came within one strike of a perfect game while throwing a no-hitter Saturday, and rookie Joe Ross struck out 11 in the series opener.

Harper hit his 24th homer, extending his career high and connecting in his second straight game after sitting out Friday with a tender hamstring.

Charlie Morton (5-1) had won all five of his starts this season. But the Nationals erupted for the biggest first inning in their history, and Morton was charged with all nine runs on eight hits and a walk while getting…

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