The Nationals could have started Max Scherzer in Friday night’s second-half opener against the Dodgers, declaring the right-hander their unquestioned ace and workhorse for the rest of the season.
With four days off for the All-Star break and a large group of notable players on the disabled list, Friday afforded Nationals manager Matt Williams an opportunity to run down a long list of injur
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Baltimore Orioles (44-44) vs. Detroit Tigers (44-44), Comerica Park, Detroit, 7:08 p.m.
In first place in the NL East with a two-game lead on the New York Mets, the Nationals are where many predicted they would be at the midway point of the 2015 season.