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Nationals' Scherzer to Pitch With Broken Nose Suffered During Bunting Drill

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    Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning at Nationals Park on June 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

    Max Scherzer is set to pitch Wednesday night for the Washington Nationals against the Philadelphia Phillies, a day after breaking his nose during batting practice.

    Scherzer was "very adamant" about pitching despite a bruise around his right eye, Manager Dave Martinez said.

    The three-time Cy Young Award winner will pitch the second game of a day-night doubleheader.

    Scherzer was injured while attempting a bunt during batting practice Tuesday. The team said a CT scan was negative.

    Scherzer is 5-5 with a 2.81 ERA.

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