Bryce Harper out with bruised ankle

Updated: July 21, 2012, 10:22 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Talk about adding injury to insult. After blowing a nine-run lead to drop the series opener to the Braves on Friday, the Washington Nationals lost Bryce Harper to a bruised left ankle during a 4-0 defeat to Atlanta on Saturday.

The 19-year-old outfielder won't start the second game of the day-night doubleheader as the Nationals attempt to recover from a brutal 24 hours.

The first-place Nationals wasted a strong outing from starter Edwin Jackson and now find themselves ...

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