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From Harper's ejection to Scherzer's 20 Ks, Nats making news

Max Scherzer's record-tying 20-strikeout performance was only the latest in a recent series of newsworthy moments for the Washington Nationals, one right after the other.

If things were quiet around Bryce Harper and Co. on Thursday, perhaps it's only because the club had a day off.

The way things have been going lately, there's no telling what will happen when the Nationals host the Miami Marlins for a four-game series starting Friday.

Start with Scherzer.

Only three other pitchers — Roger Clemens (twice), Kerry Wood and Randy Johnson — managed to strike out 20 batters in nine innings before Scherzer did it in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers...

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