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Three runs down in the seventh inning, things were looking bleak for the Nationals until Bryce Harper did this.

Boom! Harper absolutely destroyed that 97-mph fastball from the San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Strickland. The ball sailed an estimated 445 feet into the third deck in right field, the longest of his major-league career and the longest of the young MLB postseason.

But wait! That’s not all. Along with Harper’s long-distance homer, Asdrubal Cabrera slapped another one into the stands off Strickland.

The Nats ended the inning down a run, and in a much louder home stadium.

The Washington Nationals key players sound off on why they lost to the San Francisco Giants during Game 1 of the National Division League Series and how they are preparing for Game 2. (Whitney Leaming/The Washington Post)