Bryce Harper back in Nationals’ lineup on Sunday after fouling ball off his foot Saturday night

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Bryce Harper had to be lifted from Saturday’s 12-6 loss to the Giants after fouling a ball off his left foot in the top of the seventh inning. But he’ll play through the bruise on Sunday afternoon …

Harper is batting .332/.456/.644 with 30 home runs and 73 RBI in 109 games this season for the Nationals, who currently stand 4 1/2 games back of the Mets in the NL East standings. Washington is 9 1/2 games back of the second National League Wild Card spot, so catching New York is really the only option.

Video: Edwin Encarnación grounds into 5-4-3 triple play

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The Yankees threatened early against the Twins in the top of the first inning of Monday night’s game in Minnesota. DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge drew leadoff walks Martín Pérez, bringing up slugger Edwin Encarnación. Encarnación battled Pérez, ultimately rolling over on the ninth pitch, a change-up. Third baseman Luis Arraez gobbled it up and stepped on the third base bag, then fired to Jonathan Schoop at second base for the second out. Schoop got the ball over to Miguel Sanó at first base just in time to complete the 5-4-3 triple play.

It’s the second triple play turned this year, as the White Sox also accomplished a 5-4-3 double play on May 22 against the Astros. The Twins’ last triple play occurred on June 1, 2017 against the Angels, also a 5-4-3 triple-killing.

The Yankees were eventually able to generate some offense in the third inning on a Gio Urshela solo homer and an RBI single from Encarnación. It’s a 2-2 game as this gets published.