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Steve Lombardozzi, Bryce Harper Make MLB History Sunday

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MLB History for Harper, Lombardozzi

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 03: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals hits the second of a pair of back-to-back leadoff home runs against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of their game at Nationals Park on June 3, 2012 in Washington, DC. Harper's teammate Steve Lombardozzi hit a home run to lead off the game. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

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The Washington Nationals' 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves Sunday at Nationals Park was forgettable.

But after just five pitches in the bottom of the first, Steve Lombardozzi and Bryce Harper did something historic.

Watch it here:

 

 

According to Elias Sports Bureau, Lombardozzi and Harper are the first rookies to lead off a game with back-to-back home runs in the modern era (since 1901).

Lombardozzi's homer was the first of his career, while Harper's was his fifth.


Adam Vingan is co-founder and editor of Kings Of Leonsis, a Caps-centric blog. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_KOL and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at) gmail.com.

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