Max Scherzer was one strike away on Saturday afternoon from becoming just the 24th pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw a perfect game.
Bryce Harper is back in the Nats' lineup after missing Friday's game with a strained left hamstring.
Bryce Harper was out of the Nationals' lineup on Friday for their series-opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates, as he rests his sore left hamstring that was injured during the sixth inning of Thur
For five innings on Thursday night, Doug Fister matched Rays' ace Chris Archer despite having not pitched in a major league game in over a month.
Doug Fister returned to the Nationals' rotation on Thursday for his first start since coming off the 15-day disabled list and, as a result, adjustments were made to their pitching staff.