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Harper pulls up with 'just a cramp' in 11th

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WASHINGTON -- In the 11th inning of Tuesday's 2-1 win over Atlanta, Bryce Harper doubled to the right-center-field gap with one out. He pulled into second base awkwardly before doubling over and appearing to grab at his right leg.

"I just felt a cramp," Harper said after the game. "I just got done working out, so I haven't even gotten treatment yet. But, pretty much just a cramp."

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WASHINGTON -- In the 11th inning of Tuesday's 2-1 win over Atlanta, Bryce Harper doubled to the right-center-field gap with one out. He pulled into second base awkwardly before doubling over and appearing to grab at his right leg.

"I just felt a cramp," Harper said after the game. "I just got done working out, so I haven't even gotten treatment yet. But, pretty much just a cramp."

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Harper waved off manager Matt Williams and head trainer Lee Kuntz, but both continued to second base to check on the star right fielder. After a relatively brief conversation, Harper stayed in the game.

"[Williams] said, 'Do you think you can score on anything?,'" Harper said. "I said, 'Yeah. Absolutely.' So, I had no hesitation or anything like that to where I was like, 'Oh crap, this is going to be terrible.' Pretty much just a cramp. So, we'll see how it feels tomorrow."

After Harper's double, Wilson Ramos was intentionally walked and Clint Robinson battled for a base on balls to load the bases. Ian Desmond drove a fly ball to left field and Harper tagged and scored easily.

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Harper suffered a mild hamstring strain in his left leg last Thursday vs. the Rays. He missed Friday's game before returning to the lineup on Saturday.

Jacob Emert is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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