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Entering Friday's series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper leads the National League in nearly every major offensive category, from home runs (15) and runs (37) to on-base percentage (. 472). He has hit 10 homers in his past 13 games, including three in a single afternoon on May 6. (Associated Press)

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A recent torrid offensive stretch by the Nationals' Bryce Harper has fueled a surge by the Nationals from last place in April to atop the National League East entering Friday's game against Philadelphia. (Associated Press)

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) and manager Matt Williams (9) argue with home plate umpire Marvin Hudson during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Washington. Harper and Williams were ejected by Hudson. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, left, celebrates his solo home run with Ian Desmond, who also hit a solo home run during the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, left, is greeted by teammate Ryan Zimmerman (11) after hitting a three-run home run during the seventh inning in a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, May 17, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) is interviewed after he had chocolate sauce poured on him by teammate Max Scherzer after Harper hit a two-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves to end the game, Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 8-6. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) celebrates his three-run homer with Yunel Escobar (5) during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, Friday, May 8, 2015, in Washington. Harper had two homers in the game. The Nationals won 9-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) celebrates his three-run homer during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, Friday, May 8, 2015, in Washington. Harper had two homers in the game. The Nationals won 9-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) watches the ball after hitting a second home run against the Miami Marlins during the third inning of their baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper hits a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper catches a fly ball, hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Jeff Francoeur, in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

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Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper will be one of two players in Monday's Opening Day lineup who will start the year at a different position than last season. (Associated Press)

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper walks off the field after striking out in the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper takes batting practice during a spring training baseball workout, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, second from left, waits to take batting practice during a spring training baseball workout, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was absent from the team's NatsFest on Saturday at a time when he and his agent Scott Boras (left) have a grievance against the team regarding a provision that was not included in Harper's contract in 2010. That provision would make him eligible for arbitration early. (Associated Press)

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Baseball player Bryce Harper, right, talks to his advisor Scott Boras after an interview in Newport Beach, Calif., Monday, June 7, 2010. The Washington Nationals selected junior college slugger Bryce Harper with the No. 1 overall pick in the baseball draft Monday night. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) makes a leaping catch off of a ball hit by San Francisco Giants Brandon Crawford in the second inning of Game 3 of baseball's NL Division Series in San Francisco, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) hits a solo home run off of San Francisco Giants Jean Machi in front of catcher Buster Posey during the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's NL Division Series in San Francisco, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) shows his frustration after grounding out with two on in the eight inning as the Washington Nationals play the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park for Game 1 of the National League Division Series, Washington, D.C., Friday, October 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)