In Sunday’s series finale at San Diego, a 10-5 Nationals victory, Bryce Harper hit his National League-leading 14th home run, but he was more excited about his fifth-inning triple.

Harper, who ditched his batting helmet between first and second base, pumped his fist and shouted at teammates in the dugout after reaching third with Washington’s first hit of the afternoon.

“I was just a little fired up there, trying to get us going,” Harper told MASN’s Dan Kolko after the game of his triple, which sparked a three-run Nationals rally.

Harper, who has nine home runs in his last 11 games and a National League-leading 14 for the season, has good reason to be fired up. Based on reliever Aaron Barrett’s reaction during Sunday’s postgame interview, the 22-year-old is also hot to the touch.

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It should come as no surprise that Max Scherzer, who pitched seven scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts on Saturday, is fire resistant.

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