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Harper's 18th home run helps power Nats' win

In Wednesday's marquee matchup, Bryce Harper mashed his 18th homer in support of Max Scherzer as the Nationals beat Jon Lester and the Cubs.

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Wednesday's power rankings

Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run of the season as the Nationals continue to win.

5hESPN Stats & Information

Home run hits of the day

Stats on some of the noteworthy home runs hit Wednesday, including a mammoth shot by a first-year pitcher.

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Updated top 250 fantasy baseball rankings

AJ Mass updates the Top 250 rankings and explains how two-month splits can be used to determine the future value of players, using Dallas Keuchel as an example.

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ESPN Stats/Info: 73 percent of Felix Hernandez's pitches in his shutout Wednesday were breaking balls, highest ever recorded in his starts.

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FROM ELIAS: Bryce Harper is the first player with 13 HR in a 22-day span since Alex Rodriguez in 2003. Rodriguez won the AL MVP that season.

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Max Scherzer has allowed 0 or 1 earned run in eight of his 10 starts this season, with 71 innings, 3 HRs, 10 walks, 85 strikeouts.