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18-8, 1st in NL East
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Royals rally for walk off-win over Nats (1:15)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

What a comeback by the Royals! They score three runs in the bottom of the ninth off Jonathan Papelbon to snap the Nationals' four-game win streak. Mike Moustakas came off the bench for a big two-run pinch-hit single and then Lorenzo Cain drove in the winner with a liner in the gap on an 0-2 pitch.

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Roark's pitch goes just a bit outside (0:17)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

And now he isn't. Looks like pitchers just making better pitches. Funny how that works.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

So Bryce Harper was hot through April 26 ...

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper is now in a 2-for-22 slump with 11 strikeouts. His swing-and-miss rate was 20 percent before the slump, but has climbed to 28 percent. Umpires have also called 9 percent more strikes on him even though fewer pitches have been in the strike zone.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Haper is the fourth player ever to be named MVP, then win Player of the Month to begin the next season. The others? Roberto Clemente, Barry Bonds, and Albert Pujols. That's pretty good company.

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Harper breaking the bank with Under Armour deal (1:38)

Lineup: Nationals (18-7) at Royals (13-12)

  • 1. Michael Taylor, CF (R)
  • 2. Anthony Rendon, 3B (R)
  • 3. Bryce Harper, RF (L)
  • 4. Ryan Zimmerman, 1B (R)
  • 5. Daniel Murphy, 2B (L)
  • 6. Jayson Werth, DH (R)
  • 7. Wilson Ramos, C (R)
  • 8. Danny Espinosa, SS (S)
  • 9. Chris Heisey, LF (R)
  • SP: Tanner Roark, RHP
  • Daily notes

Harper, Strasburg impress in April

The Nationals have a solid showing in David Schoenfield's April All-Stars with both Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg making the cut. Schoenfield: April All-Stars

AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez
15hDarren Rovell

Source: Harper signs historic Under Armour deal

Bryce Harper has signed a 10-year extension with Under Armour that is believed to be the largest endorsement deal in history for a baseball player, a source with knowledge of the deal told ESPN.

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Nationals blank Royals, win fourth straight (1:13)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Reigning MVP Bryce Harper has been named NL Player of the Month for April. The Nats slugger finished the month tied for first in RBI's (24), was second in homers (9), extra-base hits (14), slugging (.714), and OPS (1.121), and was tied for third in steals (5).

Nationals move one spot

Washington is on a murderer's row of a road trip currently but began it with a sweep of St. Louis. What gives with Bryce Harper's average though? Week 4 Power Rankings

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Sunday's longest home runs

Evan Longoria's solo shot to left-center off Marcus Stroman was his second home run in as many games, and fifth of the season. A pair of Nationals made the list at exactly the same distance.

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BBTN's Week 4 power rankings (2:01)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Good pitching still beats good hitting: The Cardinals, who entered the weekend as MLB's highest scoring team (6.23 runs/game), got swept and were outscored 17-6 by the Nationals, who came in with the best ERA in baseball (2.35).

ESPN Stats & Info

The difference a year can make

Stephen Strasburg is off to a strong start this season, improving in many key categories. His ERA alone dropped from 4.60 in April of 2015 to 2.25 so far this April.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs10117th
Batting Average.23522nd
On Base Percentage.30721st
Slugging Percentage.39216th
Earned Run Average2.211st
Quality Starts19Tied-1st
WHIP1.052nd
BAA.2112nd

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