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Aces up: Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer help younger Nationals pitchers

It is clear what World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg and three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer can do for Washington when they’re on the mound


Max Scherzer, Nationals start quietly for World Series champions

Max Scherzer grunted and cursed his way to 56 pitches during his first formal bullpen session of spring training – about 20 more throws than other Washington Nationals starters Thursday, …


World Series notebook: Zack vs Mad Max matchup if Fall Classic extends to Game 7

There will be a matchup of former Cy Young winners who were first-round draft picks if there is a Game 7 in the World Series. Zack vs. Mad Max.


Max Scherzer set up to start Game 7 if Nationals get that far

Max Scherzer is all warmed up. The Washington ace put aside his recent injury woes for a little light tossing in left field Tuesday, a day before he hopes to …


Cole, powerful Astros hammer Nats 7-1, lead World Series 3-2

The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World Series. Minus ailing ace Max Scherzer, the Nationals were no match …


Max Scherzer, Gerrit Cole face off again in Game 5 of World Series

Houston’s Gerrit Cole heads into his World Series rematch against the Washington Nationals and Max Scherzer in Game 5 on Sunday in an unfamiliar position.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Max-imum effort: Max Scherzer, Nats wiggle to win Series opener

He could have been Mad Max on a night his best was missing. Instead, he fenced and fought, shuffled and juggled. And so did the Washington Nationals bullpen.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Hot Gerrit Cole, Astros face Max Scherzer, Nationals in World Series opener

Gerrit Cole enters this matchup against fellow ace Max Scherzer at 19-0 in his past 25 starts, including three wins in the playoffs. No pitcher has ever won 20 in …


Capital hill: Astros, Nationals rely on rotations in World Series

Gerrit Cole is set to throw the first pitch of the World Series on Tuesday night in Houston. He led the majors with 326 strikeouts, was second to Verlander in …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Max Scherzer, Ryan Zimmerman lead Nationals past Dodgers to force Game 5

Max Scherzer’s season-saving, seven-inning pitching performance and Ryan Zimmerman’s three-run homer lifted the wild-card Washington Nationals to a 6-1 victory over the league-best Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday to force …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Baseball notebook: Scherzer, Nats open MLB playoffs vs Brewers

Max Scherzer throws the first pitch of this year’s playoffs when Washington takes on the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild-card game at Nationals Park (Tuesday, 5:08 p.m. PDT).


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Max Scherzer will start NL wild-card game for Nationals

The Nationals don’t know which team they’ll face in the NL wild-card game or where it will be played, but they do know this: Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Nationals ace Max Scherzer declares himself ready to return

Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer says he is ready to get in a game for the Washington Nationals and come off the injured list. Scherzer played catch at …


A day after returning from IL, Max Scherzer has strained back

Washington ace Max Scherzer received a stem cell shot to treat his strained back and hopes to make his next scheduled start Tuesday against Atlanta. Scherzer returned from the injured …


Nats’ Max Scherzer slated to return Thursday against Rockies

Nationals ace Max Scherzer is slated to start Thursday against the Colorado after recovering from inflammation under his right shoulder. The 34-year-old right-hander threw a bullpen session before Washington’s game …


Max Scherzer won’t start for Nats against Atlanta this weekend

Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer won’t come off the 10-day injured list to start for Washington against Atlanta this weekend. Scherzer was given a cortisone shot this week …


Nationals place ace Max Scherzer on 10-day injury list

The Washington Nationals have put Max Scherzer on the 10-day injury list because the ace right-hander has a mid-back strain. An MRI on Scherzer’s back came back negative, and the …


Max Scherzer’s next start pushed back because of sore back

The Washington Nationals are pushing back Max Scherzer’s next start because the ace right-hander is dealing with back soreness. Manager Dave Martinez says an MRI on Scherzer’s back came back …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Nationals’ Max Scherzer suffers broken nose during bunting drill

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose when he took a ball off his face during batting practice. Scherzer was injured while attempting a bunt. The team said …


UPDATED: Sun., June 2, 2019

MLB roundup: Fired-up Max Scherzer strikes out 15 as Nationals beat Reds 4-1

Max Scherzer struck out a season high 15, allowing three hits over eight innings to lead the Washington Nationals over Cincinnati 4-1 on Sunday, their 12th win in 14 games …


Bryce Harper ready for anything in return to D.C. with Phillies

Seven miles from Nationals Park, at the Takoma Community Center in the northwest quadrant of Washington, there is a refurbished youth baseball field named for Bryce Harper. It’s a symbol …


Max Scherzer highest-paid player, Red Sox top payroll list again

Washington pitcher Max Scherzer took over from Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as baseball’s highest-paid player at $37.4 million and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox remained the …


In data-driven age, ‘honor’ of opening day start still big

As spring training neared its conclusion, a reporter mentioned to Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez that Max Scherzer was not precisely on schedule to start on opening day. “He’s going …


MLB capsules: Aaron Nola outpitches Max Scherzer in duel of aces

Aaron Nola outdueled Max Scherzer in a meeting of All-Star aces, Odubel Herrera hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 2-0 …



MLB Capsules: Max Scherzer gets 13 strikeouts in 10th win, Nationals beat Rays

Max Scherzer pitched eight strong innings to become the first 10-game winner in the majors this season, striking out 13 in the Washington Nationals’ 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay …



MLB capsules: Max Scherzer steals second, throws fifth shutout

Max Scherzer stole the first base of his professional career and allowed only two singles in his fifth big league shutout, and the Washington Nationals ended a five-game losing skid …


Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards by wide margins

Max Scherzer heard his name and thrust his arms in the air, shouting and smiling big before turning to kiss his wife.


Anthony Rizzo delivers as Cubs take NLDS lead over Nationals

Anthony Rizzo looped a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs overcame Max Scherzer’s brilliant performance to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Monday …