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Scherzer throws 1-hitter and fans 16, Nationals beat Brewers

Scherzer throws 1-hitter and fans 16, Nationals beat Brewers

MILWAUKEE — Max Scherzer struck out a team-record 16 and threw a one-hitter, losing his perfect-game bid on a bloop single that barely fell in during the seventh inning Sunday while pitching the Washington Nationals over the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0. Carlos Gomez got Milwaukee's only hit, leading off the seventh with a broken-bat looper to right field just beyond the outstretched glove of second baseman Anthony Rendon. Scherzer looked the other away after the ball dropped. After losing his last two starts, Scherzer (7-5) rebounded with the most overpowering game of his career, which includes a Cy Young Award, two All-Star selections and a lot of strikeouts. Scherzer, in the...

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