April 14, the Washington Nationals (6-1) were going against the Atlanta Braves (0-8). This game meant a lot for Bryce Harper since he was just one home run away from a milestone of 100 home runs. In the bottom of the third inning with two out, he hit a grand slam off Julio Teheran.
Elias Sports Bureau reports, “Harper is the first player in major-league history whose first career grand slam and his 100th career homer came on the same swing.” Harper is the eighth youngest player to hit his 100th home run.
The Washington Nationals won this game 6-2, sweeping a four-game home stand against the Braves and sending them back to Atlanta with an 0-9 record. As of April 14, The Washington Nationals are leading the NL East on a five game winning streak.
In other April 14 sports news Caps take Game One of the first round of NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
April 14, The Washington Capitals played its first playoff game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Verizon Center. The Capitals won 2-0 with one goal from John Carllson on a power play in the second period and Jay Beagle in the third period. Goaltender Braden Holtby topped another shutout. The Caps are up 1-0 in the series and Game Two of the best of seven series is at the Verizon Center Saturday at 7 p.m. before heading to Philadelphia for Games Three and Four.