HOWARD FENDRICH
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April 1, 2013
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Harper, Strasburg lead Nationals over Marlins 2-0

WASHINGTON — All it took was two at-bats on his first opening day in the majors for Bryce Harper to hit two homers — and hear some “M-V-P!” chants. The Washington Nationals’ other recent No. 1 overall draft pick, Stephen Strasburg, did his part, too, getting 19 consecutive outs at one stretch of his seven scoreless innings. Yes, for the NL East champion Nationals — and their fans who lived through some tough times not that long ago — the present and future could hardly have looked brighter in a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday, Game 1 …

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