Star power carries Nationals past Cardinals

/ Jul 3, 2017

Star power carries Nationals past Cardinals

The Washington Nationals' two biggest stars took center stage on national television Sunday night. Bryce Harper homered twice against Carlos Martinez, Max Scherzer struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings and the Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2. "Martinez is really good," Harper said. "He's ...

Scherzer ties MLB mark with 20-strikeout game

/ May 12, 2016

Scherzer ties MLB mark with 20-strikeout game

Max Scherzer has thrown two no-hitters, come within one strike of a perfect game and met just about every expectation that accompanied the $210 million contract he signed with Washington. Still, after his latest masterpiece Wednesday night, he said: "There's something about 20." Scherzer struck out ...

Ichiro stars for Marlins in victory over Nationals

/ Apr 22, 2016

Ichiro stars for Marlins in victory over Nationals

Ichiro Suzuki quietly cleaned his cleats in a noisy postgame clubhouse Thursday before packing the shoes for his next game, which will be No. 2,368. No. 2,367 went pretty well. Ichiro had two hits, scored twice and made two sliding catches in right field for the ...

/ Apr 17, 2016

Scherzer, Harper power Nationals past Phillies

Max Scherzer's bat was even more impressive than his arm. Scherzer threw seven sharp innings and hit a two-run double, Bryce Harper launched another homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 Saturday night. The Nationals are off to a 9-1 start, best in ...

Scherzer strikes out 17 in second no-hitter of season

/ Oct 4, 2015

Scherzer strikes out 17 in second no-hitter of season

Max Scherzer pitched his second no-hitter this season for Washington, striking out a team-record 17 and leading the Nationals over the NL East champion New York Mets 2-0 Saturday night for a doubleheader sweep. Only one batter reached base against Scherzer, and that came on ...

Pirates turn tables on Scherzer

/ Jul 25, 2015

Pirates turn tables on Scherzer

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer put his team in an early hole when Pedro Alvarez crushed a two-run home run out of the stadium in the second inning. His hitters responded with four runs in the fourth that should have put Scherzer back in control. However, ...

Cueto outduels All-Star Scherzer

/ Jul 8, 2015

Cueto outduels All-Star Scherzer

In a matchup against Max Scherzer and the first-place Washington Nationals, Johnny Cueto lifted his game to another level — perhaps that of an All-Star. Cueto pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts, Joey Votto homered and drove in three runs and the Cincinnati Reds beat ...

Scherzer scintillating again

/ Jun 27, 2015

Scherzer scintillating again

Max Scherzer has been so dominant that teammates are surprised when he actually gives up a hit. Scherzer took a perfect game into the sixth inning in his bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters and the ...

Verlander confident Tigers won't have drop off

/ Jan 23, 2015

Verlander confident Tigers won't have drop off

Justin Verlander is doing his best to take Max Scherzer's departure in stride. Yes, the Detroit Tigers will miss Scherzer, one of the game's top right-handers. But his exit via free agency was by no means a shock. "Obviously you don't want to see a teammate ...