Scherzer strikes out 14: Nationals top Tigers, complete 5-1 road trip
The win completed a 5-1 road trip for the Nationals, who head back home one game above .500 at 42-41, after winning their 23rd game in their last 33 games dating back to May 24.
Scherzer (8-5, 2.43 ERA) gave up four hits in eight innings of work, and didn’t walk a batter.
The former Tiger finished up strong, striking out the side in the eighth inning.
Anthony Rendon homered in the top of the eighth, his 19th of the season, to break a 1-1 tie.
Story by Chris Graham