Nats crush Padres 11-1

WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper drove in a career-high four runs before leaving the game, and Stephen Strasburg pitched seven scoreless innings as the Washington Nationals defeated the San Diego Padres 11-1 on Friday night.
 
Harper drove in a run with an infield single in the first and had a bases-loaded triple in the third. Following his headfirst dive into third base on the triple, Harper flexed his left wrist. He was later replaced in left field by Nate McLouth to start the fifth inning. No announcement was made regarding whether or not Harper was injured.
 
Anthony Rendon had a career-high four hits for Washington.
 
Strasburg (2-2) allowed seven hits and walked two, but struck out 11. He turned in his second straight effective start, lowering his ERA from 5.33 to 4.24.
 
San Diego's Robbie Erlin (1-3) allowed eight runs and 13 hits over 5 1-3 innings.

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