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Nationals’ Scherzer hit in face during bunting drill

June 18, 2019

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 start one of the two games of Washington’s day-night doubleheader against Philadelphia on Wednesday. Scherzer is 5-5 with a 2.81 ERA.


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