Bryce Harper extends MLB lead with sixth home run

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Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper entered Sunday night’s game against the Mets already leading the majors in home run with five, but he extended that lead with No. 6 — a two-run shot — in the bottom of the first inning off of Matt Harvey.

There’s a three-way tie for second place on the home run leaderboard between Brian Dozier, Charlie Blackmon, and Matt Davidson, who each have four dingers.

Harper entered the evening batting .292/.486/.917 with 10 RBI and 11 walks in 37 plate appearances. If he keeps hitting like this, that walk total is going to start to rise considerably.