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The Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper hits a two-run single against Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Bryse Wilson during the first inning Friday in Philadelphia. The Phillies went on to win, 7-4.

Bryce Harper hit a two-run single in his first at-bat after a 52-game absence due to a broken left thumb, helping the streaking Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night in Philadelphia.

Harper grounded out twice and lined out sharply in his three other at-bats in his first action since being hit on the hand by San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell on June 25. The reigning NL MVP batted cleanup as the designated hitter and helped the Phillies win their fifth straight game.

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