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Trevor Cahill
Harper homers twice to lead Nationals past Braves, 9-2

WASHINGTON Bryce Harper has five home runs in the Nationals' past two games, and the Braves can only hope the 22-year-old slugger is ready to cool off for the next couple of days. Harper's two-run homer in the sixth inning erased the Braves' 2-1 lead, and he added a three-run homer in the eighth inning as the Nationals rolled to a homer-filled 9-2 win in a series opener at Nationals Park. Danny Espinosa also homered twice and Jayson Werth once for the Nationals, who moved a half-game ahead of the Braves (14-15) in the National League East standings. Harper homered off Braves starter Eric Stults in the sixth and took Williams Perez deep in the right-hander's major...