MLB: Washington 2, Miami 0

April 1, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Bryce Harper hit two home runs Monday in support of Stephen Strasburg, who had a strong outing in Washington's 2-0 season-opening winning win over Miami.

Strasburg (1-0) went seven innings allowing three hits and striking out three.

Tyler Clippard pitched the eighth, walking one, and Rafael Soriano struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning for the save as the Nationals were able to complete the game in a brisk 2 hours, 10 minutes.

Washington managed just five hits off Miami pitching and only three of those came off Marlins' starter Ricky Nolasco (0-1), who struck out five and walked two over six innings.

However, Harper twice hit breaking balls from Nolasco for home runs. He hit a two-out home run in the first innings and led off the fourth with another shot into the right-field seats.

At 20 years of age, Harper is the youngest player to hit two home runs on an Opening Day game.

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