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Nationals uprising rocks Fenway

Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper overpower the Sox in their Boston debut

Updated: June 9, 2012, 2:28 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- And then there are those very rare, very special nights when even the hype machine fails to give its subjects their proper due.

That noted poet, Robert Valentine, came closer than most before Friday night's game at Fenway Park. He was rhapsodizing about Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, but the Boston Red Sox manager could just as easily have been speaking about Bryce Harper, the younger of the Nationals' two prodigies.

"He is like looking at a rainbow," ...

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