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Bryce Harper Hits 3 Home Runs in 3 at-Bats vs. Marlins

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 6, 2015

Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) watches the ball after hitting a second home run against the Miami Marlins during the third inning of their baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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On Wednesday, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hit three home runs against the Miami Marlins. And he did it before the game even reached the sixth inning.

Harper started his big day with a solo shot in the bottom of the second inning:

An inning later, he blasted a two-run shot to the upper deck in right field, which Statcast measured at 442 feet, per MLB.com:

Harper wasn't able to get an at-bat in the fourth inning, but when the fifth came around, he picked up right where he left off:

All three home runs came off Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler.

This marks the first time in the 22-year-old's four-year career that he has hit three home runs in a game. As the Nationals noted, this is a feat that hasn't been accomplished very often in the franchise's recent history:

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This is the first three-homer game of Bryce Harper's career & the fourth three-HR game in #Nats history (2005-present). (Soriano, Dunn, Zim)

Considering he hit home run No. 3 in just the fifth inning, he will get at least one more chance to go for a fourth dinger.

[MLB.com]

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