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Harper, Ramos hit tape-measure home runs, Nationals beat Astros 8-5

  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (39) watches as members of the Washington Nationals round the bases during Wilson Ramos' three-run homer in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (39) watches as members of the Washington Nationals round the bases during Wilson Ramos' three-run homer in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, left, watches his two-run homer with home plate umpire Paul Nauert in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, left, watches his two-run homer with home plate umpire Paul Nauert in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark throws in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark throws in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos both hit mammoth home runs in the first inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 8-5 Friday.

Harper, who said he has felt no pain in his surgically-repaired left knee this spring, hit a two-run homer off Astros starter Brett Oberholtzer in the first inning.

Ramos followed three batters later with a three-run drive that may have gone out of Space Coast Stadium.

Washington closer Rafael Soriano saw his first action of the spring and gave up two runs on three hits in one inning.

Marc Krauss went 3 for 4 with a home run for the Astros. Carlos Corporan had two RBIs.