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Bruised ace Scherzer leads Nationals to sweep of Phillies

Jun. 19, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a broken nose, pronounced black eye and seven shutout innings, Max Scherzer provided a striking capper to the Washington Nationals' day-night doubleheader sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies. Scherzer himself? He shrugged off his work in the Nationals' 2-0 victory Wednesday night as...

Phillies reliever Pat Neshek exits with apparent injury

Jun. 19, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies reliever Pat Neshek has left an appearance against the Washington Nationals with an apparent injury. Neshek exited with a 2-0 count on Trea Turner in the eighth inning of the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday night. The submarine right-hander gave up a solo...

Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer to start despite broken nose

Jun. 19, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is scheduled to pitch Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, a day after breaking his nose during batting practice. Scherzer was injured Tuesday when he took a ball off his face while attempting a bunt. The team says a CT scan was...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer breaks nose, Judge nears return

Jun. 19, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OUCH! Nationals ace Max Scherzer has a broken nose after fouling a ball off his face during batting practice Tuesday, and it's unclear when he'll return to the mound. Scherzer was attempting a bunt when he redirected a pitch off his face. The three-time Cy Young...

Phillies-Nationals rained out for second consecutive night

Jun. 18, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two consecutive rainouts — and one batting practice injury for Max Scherzer — have thrown the Washington Nationals' pitching plans into question. The Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies were rained out Tuesday after a nearly two-hour delay, the teams' second consecutive...

Nationals' Scherzer suffers broken nose during bunting drill

Jun. 18, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose when he took a ball off his face during batting practice on Tuesday. Scherzer was injured while attempting a bunt. The team said a CT scan was negative. The three-time Cy Young Award winner was scheduled to start one of the...

Nationals' Scherzer hit in face during bunting drill

Jun. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer took a ball off the face during a bunting drill on Tuesday. Manager Dave Martinez said before the Nationals faced the Phillies that he hadn't yet gotten a chance to check on Scherzer. The three-time Cy Young Award winner is still scheduled to...

Rainout postpones Harper's latest return to Washington

Jun. 17, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper's latest chance to play in his old ballpark will have to wait a day. The Philadelphia Phillies' game at the Washington Nationals was postponed because of rain. The start of Monday's game was delayed for nearly three hours before a decision was made to call it entirely. The...

Adams rewards dad's travels, has 2 HR and 7 RBIs for Nats

Jun. 16, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Matt Adams' dad initiated a holiday tradition with his slugging son: No matter where Adams was playing, he would be in the stadium on Father's Day. Jamie Adams got a big payoff for his roughly three-hour drive from Pennsylvania this year. Matt Adams homered twice and...

Diamondbacks hit 4 HRs off Strasburg, beat Nationals 10-3

Jun. 15, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks jumped all over three-time All-Star Stephen Strasburg from the opening pitch. Ketel Marte hit two of Arizona's four solo homers off Strasburg and the Diamondbacks beat the Washington Nationals 10-3 on Saturday. Marte homered on the first pitch of the game and...