Jul 4, 2015 4:13 PM by Ross Field
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bryce Harper homered, Tyler Moore drove in four runs and the Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-3 on Saturday despite Stephen Strasburg exiting in the fourth inning with an apparent injury.
Strasburg allowed one hit over 3 2/3 scoreless innings in his third start since coming off the disabled list. He missed nearly four weeks due to neck tightness.
Harper and Moore each had three hits.
Rain delayed the game's scheduled first pitch by 19 minutes. Washington's offense got to Madison Bumgarner (8-5) quickly with four consecutive hits including home runs by Michael A. Taylor and Harper.
Bumgarner surrendered a season-high six runs and eight hits in five innings plus two batters. The defending World Series champion Giants have lost five straight.
Tanner Roark (4-3) earned the win after pitching 4 1/3 innings in relief of Strasburg.
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