Phils’ valiant surge falls short in home opener

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Bryce Harper staked Scherzer to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, hitting a two-run home run to right field against Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez. It was Harper’s 12th homer at the Bank, the most he has hit in any visiting ballpark. Daniel Murphy hit a two-run homer to right in the third to make it 4-0.

Harper's two-run home run

Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth hit a three-run homer to left field in the fifth to take a 7-0 lead.

It looked like a rout at that point, but the Nationals needed every single one of those runs. The Phillies scored a run in the sixth and Aaron Altherr homered in a three-run seventh to make it a three-run game. Freddy Galvis then hit a two-run home run to right in the ninth to make it 7-6.

Altherr's two-run homer

But Blake Treinen avoided further damage, holding onto the Nats’ third win of the season.

Jamal Collier covers the Nationals for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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