WASHINGTON – Max Cherser delivered a five-hit rush to lead the Washington Nations over the Miami Marlins 3-1.
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Scherzer left Nationals Park just two hours and 37 minutes after the game and went to be with his wife Erica to give birth to their third child on Sunday night.
“We knew how to get in there, that’s why we tried to make it a quick game,” said capture Yan Gomes.
Cherser (2-2) closed the door into the ninth inning before Izan Diaz brought home.
The right-hander, bouncing off the lower Blue Jays outing, hit nine without walking and tackling while throwing 106 pitches.
“He had 23 out of 31 first pitch strikes,”; manager Dave Martinez said before announcing Cher’s other news. “As a starter pitcher, that’s your thing. Must do ”
It was a perfect 12th career game for Scherzer, which received a loud applause from around 8,500 fans at Nationals Park when he came out to start the ninth game, not knowing how special the day was for Scherzer.
Ryan Zimmerman sponsored Scherzer with three homers.
“He usually does cool things on days that are interesting to him,” Zimmerman said. “For him to complete the game and present it the way he does today, then have a child with his wife, the day is quite cool for him, we are happy for him, he never stops making it.” Surprised, I think that’s the best way to put it. ”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.