Chris Stratton

Bryce Harper injured in Nationals' win over Giants

When Bryce Harper clutched at his left knee after slipping on first base, the stadium went silent and Dusty Baker feared the worst.

Less than a year after watching catcher Wilson Ramos tear the ACL in his right knee on a noncontact play after a rain delay, Baker just hoped it wasn't that bad. But the uncertainty over Harper's injury overshadowed the Washington Nationals' 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

Baker said Harper hyperextended the knee and was scheduled to have an MRI.

"The same reaction everybody had — silence goes over the crowd," Baker said. "You're just thinking, 'Please, Lord, don't let it be...

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