Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/27/13
Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond and Denard Span all homered, powering the Washington Nationals to a 4-1 win over the New York Mets on Saturday. Dan Haren (5-11) pitched seven innings for his first win since May 9, allowing one run and three hits. Desmond and Span hit back-to-back homers against Dillon Gee (7-8) in the second inning and Harper followed with a two-run drive in the third. Harper returned to the starting lineup after being limited to pinch-hitting duty in the second game of Friday's doubleheader. The All-Star outfielder aggravated his left knee while diving for a ball in the opener. After Haren's leadoff double in the third, Harper hit his 15th home run of the year. Despite a tumultuous week, which included the Nationals firing their hitting coach and demoting former closer Drew Storen to the minors, Washington has won three of four games after dropping six straight following the All-Star break. David Wright had two singles and an RBI for the Mets, who have lost two str...
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