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Scherzer wins battle of aces as Nationals edge Mets

(TSX / STATS) -- NEW YORK -- The Washington Nationals have officially been in playoff preparation mode for two weeks. On Sunday afternoon, they staged a dress rehearsal for October.

Max Scherzer outdueled Jacob deGrom in a matchup of ace right-handers and Nationals relievers Sammy Solis and Brandon Kintzler wriggled out of jams in the last two innings as Washington edged the New York Mets 3-2 at Citi Field.

"This is what the playoffs (are) going to be all about," said Nationals manager Dusty Baker, whose team clinched the National League East on Sept. 10. "Low-scoring, one-run games a lot of times. And we've got to have somebody, if (the Nationals) get in trouble, (who) can bail everybody out."

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Leaders
AVG: D. Murphy.315
HR: R. Zimmerman34
RBI: R. Zimmerman103
SB: T. Turner42
W: M. Scherzer16
ERA: M. Scherzer2.55
Saves: B. Kintzler28
K: M. Scherzer263
NL East
TeamWLPctGB
X-Washington 9461.606-
Miami 7382.47121
Atlanta 7084.45523.5
NY Mets 6689.42628
Philadelphia 6294.39732.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .265 (4)
Runs: 790 (4)
Hits: 1411 (5)
Home Runs: 207 (14)
Stolen Bases: 99 (6)
OBP: .331 (10)
SLG: .450 (3)
Total Bases: 2391 (4)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.85 (6)
Runs Allowed: 640 (5)
Saves: 45 (5)
Strikeouts: 1395 (7)
OpBA: .240 (6)
OBP: .306 (5)
SLG: .400 (7)
Run Support: 5.13 (4)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/8 A. Sanchez Called Up from Minors
9/7 R. Bautista Called Up from Minors
9/7 E. Fedde Transferred to 60-Day DL (Right forearm flexor strain)
9/7 V. Robles Purchased From Minors
9/7 A. Stevenson Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/13 D. Murphy Stiff neck (day-to-day)
9/4 E. Fedde Right forearm flexor strain (on 60-day DL)
8/26 A. Sanchez Chest (day-to-day)
8/26 R. Zimmerman Shoulder (day-to-day)
8/15 M. Scherzer off 10-day DL
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