Harper out with sore hamstring
Bryce Harper’s strained left hamstring kept him out of Friday’s game against Pittsburgh, which came as no surprise after his nasty spill on a wet outfield less than 24 hours earlier. Nationals Manager Matt Wil
liams opted against placing the two-time All-Star outfielder on the disabled list but didn’t rule out the possibility of ultimately making that move.
Left fielder Marlon Byrd was activated from the disabled list by the Cincinnati Reds before their series opener against the Miami Marlins on Friday night, completing a faster-than-expected comeback from a broken wrist. ... In Philadelphia, a boy sitting in the front row at the game Friday night between the Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals was hit by a line drive. A spokesman for the Phillies said the boy was taken to a hospital for further evaluation.