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Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11), left, celebrates with pitcher Max Scherzer (31) after the Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 in a baseball game Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Atlanta. Zimmerman hit a two-run home. Scherzer did not play. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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This April 7, 2017 photo shows Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer pitching during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia. NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer makes his first start at Nationals Park this season in a game against the Cardinals. The Nats ace was exceptional at home last year, going 8-3 with a 2.56 ERA. After missing opening day because of a finger injury, Scherzer (1-0) allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings to win his first start of the season against Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) works in the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets Monday, March 27, 2017, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) works with pitching coach Mike Maddux before a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer works in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer works in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016 file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series at Nationals Park in Washington. NL Cy Young Award winner Scherzer has an injured finger on his pitching hand and will miss the World Baseball Classic. The Washington Nationals announced Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, on Twitter that their star right-hander has a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool, File)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws before a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws before a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer stands on the mound after giving up a home run to the San Francisco Giants' Matt Duffy in the first inning of their baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Nationals Park, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Nationals Park, Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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National League's Max Scherzer, of the Washington Nationals, throws before before formal batting practice before the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael E. Keating )

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Washington Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann, right, douses starting pitcher Max Scherzer with chocolate syrup as Scherzer hugs pitching coach Steve McCatty, left, after Scherzer's no-hitter baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 6-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer reacts to being doused with chocolate syrup by teammates Sunday after pitching a one-hitter in a 4-0 win at Milwaukee. (Associated Press)

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Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer struck out a Nationals-record 16 and threw a one-hitter in a 4-0 win at Milwaukee on Sunday. Scherzer lost the perfect game on a broken-bat, bloop single in the seventh inning by Carlos Gomez that fell just inches beyond the outstretched glove of second baseman Anthony Rendon. (Associaied Press)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)