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


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.