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Bryce Harper homered into the bullpen restroom at Citizens Bank Park

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The Phillies and Nationals entered the 10th inning of Sunday’s series finale tied at 1-1 and for some reason, the Phillies chose not to pitch around reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper. Harper made them pay for it, smoking a Jeanmar Gomez sinker into the visiting bullpen at Citizens Bank Park. As luck would have it, the ball went directly into the bullpen restroom.

The MLB.com video doesn’t have a camera angle that shows the ball’s final destination, but someone uploaded a quick video that does show it — here.

Closer Jonathan Papelbon took the mound in the bottom of the 10th to try and nail down the save against his former team, but he couldn’t get the job done. Peter Bourjos hit a one-out double, then came around to score when Andres Blanco hit a line drive RBI single to left field, tying the game at 2-2. Freddy Galvis followed up with a double over the head of left fielder Jayson Werth to bring Blanco home for the walk-off 3-2 win.

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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