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Harper homers, hears "MVP!" chants as Phillies beat Braves

Hitless in five at-bats to open his anticipated first series with the Philadelphia Phillies, Bryce Harper grabbed teammate Nick Williams' bat looking for a spark.

One big swing of the borrowed lumber later, Harper was on the top step of the dugout, roaring back at the fans chanting "MVP! MVP!" for their $330 million man.

Harper homered deep into the second deck in right-center field for his first hit with Philadelphia and celebrated with an emphatic curtain call, highlighting the Phillies' 8-6 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

Harper, swinging Williams' stick after a slow start to the season, crushed Jesse Biddle's fastball 465 feet with two outs...