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Watch: Benches clear when Giants’ Strickland beans Nationals’ Harper

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, left, swings at Giants reliever Hunter Strickland after being hit with a pitch in the eighth inning Monday in San Francisco.
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, left, swings at Giants reliever Hunter Strickland after being hit with a pitch in the eighth inning Monday in San Francisco. The Associated Press

One pitch set off a benches-clearing scrum on Monday at AT&T Park.

With two outs in the top of the eighth inning, Washington Nationals All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper came up with his team leading 2-0.

The first pitch Harper saw from Giants reliever Hunter Strickland was a 98 mph offering that plunked him in the right hip.

See what happens next in this video from MLB.com.

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