On May 11, 2016 — At Nationals Park Max Scherzer ties the major league record by striking out 20 batters in a nine-inning game against his former team as the Nationals defeat the Tigers, 3 – 2. He now shares the mark with Roger Clemens, Kerry Wood and Randy Johnson. Scherzer does not issue a single walk in the game.

The 31 year-old right-hander, who goes the distance in Washington’s 3-2 victory over the Tigers at Nationals Park, has an opportunity to establish a new record with two out in the ninth, but James McCann grounds into a force out at second base to end the contest.

 

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Washington Nationals 3, Detroit Tigers 2

SABR Article

Game Played on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (N) at Nationals Park

DET A    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  6  0
WAS N    1  0  0    0  0  1    1  0  x  -   3  9  0

BOX+PBP
WP: Scherzer (4-2)
LP: Zimmermann (5-2)
HR: J. Martinez (5), Iglesias (1), Espinosa (3)

Play by Play

TIGERS 1ST: Kinsler popped to third; J. Martinez struck out;
Cabrera struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Nationals 0.

NATIONALS 1ST: Revere flied to center; Rendon doubled to right;
Harper singled to right [Rendon to third]; Murphy singled to
left [Rendon scored, Harper to third]; Zimmerman grounded into a
double play (second to first) [Murphy out at second]; 1 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Nationals 1.

TIGERS 2ND: V. Martinez singled to left; Upton struck out;
McCann struck out; Gose was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Nationals 1.

NATIONALS 2ND: Werth flied to right; Ramos walked; Espinosa
flied to left; Scherzer popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Tigers 0, Nationals 1.

TIGERS 3RD: Iglesias homered; Zimmermann struck out; Kinsler
struck out; J. Martinez struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Tigers 1, Nationals 1.

NATIONALS 3RD: Revere lined to right; Rendon lined to left;
Harper was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers
1, Nationals 1.

TIGERS 4TH: Cabrera struck out; V. Martinez grounded out (first
to pitcher); Upton flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers
1, Nationals 1.

NATIONALS 4TH: Murphy popped to shortstop; Zimmerman singled to
center; Werth popped to third; Ramos was called out on strikes;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Nationals 1.

TIGERS 5TH: McCann was called out on strikes; Gose struck out;
Iglesias flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1,
Nationals 1.

NATIONALS 5TH: Espinosa popped to third; Scherzer grounded out
(shortstop to first); Revere flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 1, Nationals 1.

TIGERS 6TH: Zimmermann grounded out (shortstop to first);
Kinsler struck out; J. Martinez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 1, Nationals 1.

NATIONALS 6TH: Rendon singled to left; Rendon stole second;
Harper walked; Murphy singled to left [Rendon scored, Harper to
third, Murphy out at second (left to catcher to second to
first)]; Zimmerman walked; Werth grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Zimmerman out at second]; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Nationals 2.

TIGERS 7TH: Cabrera lined to left; V. Martinez singled to
center; Upton doubled to center [V. Martinez to third]; McCann
was called out on strikes; Gose struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Tigers 1, Nationals 2.

NATIONALS 7TH: Ramos was called out on strikes; Espinosa
homered; Scherzer flied to left; Revere grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Nationals 3.

TIGERS 8TH: Iglesias was called out on strikes; SALTALAMACCHIA
BATTED FOR ZIMMERMANN; Saltalamacchia was called out on strikes;
Kinsler was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers
1, Nationals 3.

NATIONALS 8TH: RYAN REPLACED SALTALAMACCHIA (PITCHING); Rendon
was called out on strikes; Harper singled to center; Harper was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); when Bryce
Harper was called safe at 2B, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus
challenged the ruling; the call was overturned by replay;
Murphy doubled to center; LOWE REPLACED RYAN (PITCHING);
Zimmerman walked; Werth lined to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Tigers 1, Nationals 3.

TIGERS 9TH: REVERE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); TAYLOR
REPLACED WERTH (PLAYING CF); J. Martinez homered; Cabrera struck
out; V. Martinez singled to left; ROMINE RAN FOR V. MARTINEZ;
Upton struck out; McCann forced Romine (third to second); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Nationals 3.