Jonathan Papelbon

Harper gets big deal, hits HR in 9th, Nats beat Phils 6-4

Bryce Harper was money for the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.

Fresh from getting a big deal, Harper hit a game-ending home run with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4.

Hours before the game, the Nationals announced they had reached agreement with Harper on a $21,625,000 contract for the 2018 season, covering the slugging outfielder through his last year before he can become a free agent. Harper would've been eligible for salary arbitration next year.

"Nobody can say he ain't worth the money," manager Dusty Baker said after watching Harper's heroics.

On the day the deal was announced, the...