Max Scherzer struck out 11 batters in seven innings and the Washington Nationals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Thursday.
Scherzer (4-2) allowed one run and two hits, and helped Washington finish with a 3-3 record in a series at their home stadium.
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In addition, the ace hit two singles and drove the first race of Washington in the second episode.
Anthony Rendon produced two runs with a double in the third against Braden Shipley (0-1), and the Dominican Enny Romero achieved the second rescue of his race.
Jake Lamb and Paul Goldschmidt rattled solitary home runs in Arizona.
For the Diamondbacks, the Cuban Yasmany Tomás of 1-0. David Peralta of Venezuela 1-0.
For the Nationals, the Venezuelan Jose Lobatón of 4-0.