Bryce Harper back in Nats' lineup

Updated: May 17, 2013, 4:21 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN DIEGO -- Bryce Harper was back in the Washington Nationals' lineup three nights after running full-on into the scoreboard in right field at Dodger Stadium.

The violent collision left the 20-year-old slugger with 11 stitches in his chin and a sore body.

Harper went 1-for-4 with a 431-foot home run Thursday while playing left field and batting third in the Nationals' 6-2 win against the San Diego Padres.

Harper said he feels "a little bit better" but that whole left side of his body is still sore.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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