Video: Bryce Harper sends Nationals home happy with a walk-off home run


Outfielder Bryce Harper sent the Nationals home 8-6 winners in Saturday afternoon’s game against the Braves, clubbing a two-run home run to right-center field off of Cody Martin.

Harper entered the game having hit five home runs in his last two games. He finished 2-for-4 with a single and a walk along with the homer. For those keeping score at home, he has six home runs in his last three games. After Saturday’s game, Harper is now batting .292/.433/.651 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI.

Watch Harper’s walk-off blast here:

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Report: Red Sox sign Kenley Jansen to 2-year, $32 million deal

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SAN DIEGO — Veteran closer Kenley Jansen and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical.

The 35-year-old Jansen went 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 64 innings for Atlanta this year. The three-time All-Star led the National League with 41 saves, helping the Braves win the NL East title.

Boston is looking to bounce back after it finished last in the AL East this season with a 78-84 record. The Red Sox went 92-70 in 2021 and lost to Houston in the AL Championship Series.

Jansen spent his first 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning a World Series title in 2020. The right-hander signed a $16 million, one-year contract with Atlanta in March.

Jansen has a 2.46 career ERA. He was an All-Star in 2016-2018.

His 391 career saves are the second-most among active players (behind Craig Kimbrel‘s 394) and eighth all time.