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Nationals-Giants erupts in ugly brawl as Bryce Harper charges the mound after being hit by a pitch

Things got ugly between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants in the eighth inning on Monday after Bryce Harper was hit by Hunter Strickland.

During an at-bat in the eighth inning, Strickland beamed Harper straight in the hip.

Harper angrily pointed his bat at Strickland, then charged the mound, swinging at Strickland. Both players threw several punches as the teams stormed the field.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 29: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals gets hit with a pitch from Hunter Strickland #60 of the San Francisco Giants in the top of the eighth inning at AT&T Park on May 29, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 29: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals reacts after he was hit by a pitch from Hunter Strickland #60 of the San Francisco Giants in the top of the eighth inning at AT&T Park on May 29, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 29: Washington Nations outfielder Bryce Harper reacts with rage after being hit by a pitch thrown by the San Francisco Giants Hunter Strickland during the San Francisco Giants game versus the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA. (Photo by Daniel Gluskoter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
May 29, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) and first baseman Michael Morse (38) join the mound as relief pitcher Hunter Strickland (60) fights Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) during the eighth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
May 29, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Hunter Strickland (60) and Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) in a fight after Harper was hit by the pitch of Strickland during the eighth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 29: Jeff Samardzija #29 of the San Francisco Giants goes after Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals after Harper charged the mound from being hit by a pitch from Hunter Strickland #60 in the top of the eighth inning at AT&T Park on May 29, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Giants Michael Morse #38 jumps in the middle as National's Daniel Murphy #20 tries to pull Harper away. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 29: Jeff Samardzija #29 of the San Francisco Giants goes after Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals after Harper charged the mound from being hit by a pitch from Hunter Strickland #60 in the top of the eighth inning at AT&T Park on May 29, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Giants Michael Morse #38 jumps in the middle as National's Daniel Murphy #20 tries to pull Harper away. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 29: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals and Hunter Strickland #60 of the San Francisco Giants throw punches at one another after Strickland hit Harper with a pitch in the top of the eighth inning at AT&T Park on May 29, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 29: San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Hunter Strickland (60) has to be restrained after a fight with Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) during the regular season MLB game between the San Francisco Giants verses the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park in San Francisco,CA on May 29th, 2017(Photo by Samuel Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 29: San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Hunter Strickland needs to be physically restrained to be removed from the field by teammates Hunter Pence (L) and George Kontos (R) after igniting a heated brawl with the Washington Nationals as a result of hitting Bryce Harper with a pitch during the San Francisco Giants game versus the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA. (Photo by Daniel Gluskoter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Both benches did a good job of not escalating the fight further, keeping it to just Strickland and Harper. Both players were ejected.

Strickland was so heated that Hunter Pence took a beating of his own trying to get Strickland off the field.

It wouldn't be surprising if suspensions follow.

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