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Wieters leads O's past Nats, hitless Harper 5-4

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Posted at 7:46 PM, Sep 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-24 19:46:44-04
There were no beanballs and no brawl, just another victory for the Baltimore Orioles, who completed a three-game sweep by beating the Washington Nationals 5-4 Thursday thanks to Matt Wieters' two-run homer in the eighth inning.
 
A night after Washington closer Jonathan Papelbon plunked Manny Machado in the ninth, leading Nationals star Bryce Harper to wonder aloud whether he might get hit with a pitch in retaliation, there weren't any obvious signs of animosity between the clubs. 
 
Harper did not have his best day at the plate: He went 0 for 3, grounding into a double play and walking twice. The front-runner for NL MVP honors has gone hitless three games in a row for the first time this season.