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Bryce Harper back in Nationals’ lineup Sunday


Bryce Harper was scratched from the Nationals’ starting lineup Saturday due to a sore back, but it’s no big deal. Here is Washington’s batting order for Sunday’s series finale in Cincinnati …

Harper, 22, owns an absurd 1.201 OPS with 18 home runs and 43 RBI through 48 games this season.

Dallas Keuchel throws shutout, lowers ERA to 1.76

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In case you missed it, Astros ace Dallas Keuchel twirled a gem Saturday against the White Sox …

Keuchel now has a ridiculous 1.76 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in 81 2/3 innings this season. He is legit.

Video: Andrew McCutchen gives his batting gloves to a kid

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Andrew McCutchen found an enthusiastic Pirates fan in San Diego after Saturday night’s 5-2 win

Johnny Cueto expected to return to Reds’ rotation Sunday

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Reds ace Johnny Cueto was scratched from a start last week after experiencing stiffness in his right elbow, but an MRI taken Tuesday afternoon came up clean and the hope is that he will be able to return to the starting rotation this Sunday for the club’s series finale against the visiting Nationals.

That would be 11 day of rest between starts for the 29-year-old right-hander. He has registered a 3.03 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 60/12 K/BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings this season for the Reds, who are in fourth place in the National League Central standings with a record of 19-27.

If he’s healthy, Cueto will be a massive trade chip this summer for Cincinnati.

He owns a 2.53 ERA (153 ERA+) in 742 2/3 innings since the beginning of the 2011 season.

Video: Bryce Harper slugs his 18th home run

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Check out Bryce Harper’s 18th home run of the year, a solo shot Wednesday night at Wrigley Field …

Harper has slugged 13 home runs over his last 19 games. He hit 13 home runs all of last season.