Brian Goodwin

Scherzer fans 10, pitches Nationals over Reds 2-0 in opener

Max Scherzer put on quite a performance for his new manager.

Scherzer struck out 10 in six innings and the Washington Nationals made Dave Martinez's dugout debut a success, opening with a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.

"The biggest thing for me is not becoming a fan," Martinez said after cleaning up following a surprise clubhouse celebration. "I have to manage the game. It was hard not to be a fan of Scherzer."

Martinez had never managed in the majors. He was the Cubs' bench coach before he was hired in the offseason to replace Dusty Baker.

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