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Fight! Braves, Nationals tweet after Harper HBP

Wednesday - 8/7/2013, 12:17pm  ET

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) points at Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran as he takes first base after being hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- In this day and age, maybe it figures that a good ol' fashioned baseball brawl would take place in the Twitterverse instead of on the diamond.

The official Twitter feeds of the Braves and Nationals mixed it up a bit Tuesday night, shortly after players from both teams spilled out of the dugouts and bullpens -- but no punches were thrown -- when Atlanta's Julio Teheran hit Washington's Bryce Harper with a pitch in the fifth inning.

In Harper's prior at-bat, he homered off Teheran.

After getting hit, Harper barked at Teheran and pointed at him.

The Braves tweeted: "Clown move bro," tweaking Harper's famous retort to a reporter, "That's a clown question, bro."

The Nationals replied: "Which part, giving up the home run, or drilling the 20-year-old on the first pitch his next time up?"


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