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Bryce Harper’s home run was his 3,200th career hit

Bryce Harper’s home run was his 3,200th career hit

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PHILADELPHIA — Bryce Harper’s home run was his 3,200th career hit, one behind Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew for No. 1. It was also his first at the ballpark where he’s lived for five years and where he spent some of his childhood at the tail end of a long-running family tradition: the Phillies’ inaugural season in the National League.

The home run was a 3-0 shot in the first inning, and the Cubs didn’t get it back.

PHILADELPHIA — Bryce Harper’s home run was his 3,200th career hit, one behind Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew for No. 1. It was also his first at the ballpark where he’s lived for five years and where he spent some of his childhood at the tail end of a long-running family tradition: the Phillies’ inaugural season in the National League.

The home run was a 3-0 shot in the first inning, and the Cubs didn’t get it back.

“This is a beautiful park,” said Harper, who was mobbed by teammates and the crowd that came out to watch them in front of the Phillies’ new ballpark, Citizens Bank Park. “I’m not a Phillies fan (because) they’re usually terrible.”

It was a season to remember for the Phillies, whose first home run in the World Series came on Harper’s last throw into the crowd at Citizens Bank Park. In his 17th season as the Phillies’ starting first baseman, Harper is on pace to hit 50 home runs, the first time that has occurred in his career.

The Cubs couldn’t get it to leave the park, either, and they’ve been the most surprising team to emerge from last week’s National League Division Series. By getting two of this series’ four Ws in just 15 days,

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