Max Scherzer ended his impressive first half with another dominant performance, taking a three-hitter into the ninth inning to lead the Washington Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Bryce Harper got Washington started with his 26th home run, and Danny Espinoza subsequently added a three-run shot to propel the Nationals to a 7-4 victory Saturday night.
Jonathan Schoop hit a game-winning solo homer with two outs in the ninth inning as the Baltimore Orioles rallied past the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday night.
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Nats GM Mike Rizzo’s preference is to use Max Scherzer against Baltimore on Sunday, disqualifying him from playing in the All-Star Game.
No makeup date was immediately announced. This was the last scheduled game between the teams this season.
Nationals center fielder Denard Span will be sidelined through the All-Star break because of lingering back spasms.
Matt Williams on Harper turning down the Home Run Derby: “There will be one day in your life where you just simply can’t do it any more.”
Johnny Cueto pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts, Joey Votto homered and drove in three runs and the Cincinnati Reds beat Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals 5-0 Tuesday night.
Center fielder Denard Span and second baseman Yunel Escobar were gone by the fifth inning, and the Nationals yielded a late run and fell to the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 Monday.
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