facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: Washington 7, Boston 3

June 8, 2012 at 10:33 PM

BOSTON, June 8 (UPI) -- Bryce Harper ignored a sore back to produce three of Washington's 12 hits Friday and also drove in three runs to lift the Nationals over Boston 7-3.

The 19-year-old rookie complained of soreness after diving for a fly ball against the New York Mets Thursday, but he was in the lineup against the Red Sox and played a key role.

Harper hit a two-run homer in the fourth and added an RBI single in the sixth to give the Nationals a 7-2 lead.

Ian Desmond doubled home two runs while the Nationals were scoring three times in the third.

Stephen Strasburg (7-1) allowed a two-run double by Mike Aviles that gave the Red Sox a lead in the second, but gave up just three other hits through six innings and struck out 13. He fanned five in a row beginning with the leadoff batter in the fifth.

Felix Doubront (6-3) surrendered six runs on eight hits in four innings to suffer the loss.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
LeBron, Cleveland Cavaliers not talking just yet
San Antonio Spurs optimistic about Ginobili returning
Texas Rangers' Hamilton now dealing with groin strain
Dillon wins Firecracker 250 at Daytona
Washington Nationals' Strasburg goes on DL with oblique strain