Bryce Harper Helped Off Field After Suffering Scary Knee Injury

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The news is perhaps the best possible for the Nationals after Harper's injury on Saturday night, as his foot slipped off a wet first base as he was trying to beat out an infield single, and it slid awkwardly onto the infield directly below.

The game between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants on Saturday started three hours late due to rain.

Chris Rowley has made the unusual transition from West Point graduate to a major league pitcher and allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings in Toronto's victory over Pittsburgh. He threw a lot of pitches. "The seven, eight, nine guys did their job again". "We're just urging everybody out there that are Nationals fans and baseball fans to say a prayer for him tonight because he was in obvious pain out there".

Jackson was originally scheduled to pitch Friday, but the game got postponed.

So they waited three hours before the storm could pass and the field could be prepped.

"We enjoy our battles and being competitive against each other", Bochy said.

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Harper's loss will be felt by a team that is on pace to win 97 games yet will enter October as nobody's favorite because of the historic dominance that has happened at Dodger Stadium this season.

The Nationals have all but locked up first place in the National League East, but if the injury to Harper is significant than their World Series chances likely are finished. Andrew Stevenson replaced Harper in the team's lineup. "I was fortunate enough to come out with good results and also help out the bullpen at the same time with a solid six innings".

Saturday's performance was an extension from the Jackson's last outing, August 5 at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs, when he threw four scoreless innings after allowing four runs in the first inning of the National's 7-4 loss.

The Giants took an early lead on a Joe Panik homer, but the Nationals struck right back, threatening with Wilmer Difo's one-out double in the bottom of the first.

Melky Cabrera hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and Kansas City held on for a win over Chicago.

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