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Ian Desmond

Nationals' Harper, Papelbon in dugout fight in loss to Phils

NL MVP front-runner Bryce Harper and teammate Jonathan Papelbon got into a fight during a game Sunday, when a Washington Nationals season that long ago spiraled out of control on the field did so in the dugout. After a flyout in the eighth inning of what became a 12-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, Harper headed to the dugout, where he and Papelbon, the team's closer, exchanged words. The argument escalated, and Papelbon reached out with his left hand and grabbed Harper by the throat. Papelbon then shoved the outfielder toward the bench with both hands, before teammates pulled the pair apart. "I mean, he apologized, so, whatever," Harper said with a shrug afterward in...