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Max Scherzer takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates for the first time since his no-hitter against the Bucs in June. Jeff Locke starts for the Pirates, who try for two straight vs the Nats. Game Time: 7:05; TV: MASN2, MLBN; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Washington Nationals
@ Pittsburgh Pirates

Friday, July 24, 2015 7:05 PM EDT
PNC Park

Jeff Locke vs Max Scherzer

WEATHER: Sunny, 79°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Michael "It's Michael Taylor Time" Taylor - CF

2. #NRSOD - 3B

3."Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - RF

4. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

5. Ian "+Arm, +Range" Desmond - SS

6. Tyler "Moore, Moore" Moore - 1B

7. Dan #Huggla - 2B

8. Matt den Dekker - LF

9. "Mad Max" Scherzer - RHP

• LINKS:

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For a Pittsburgh Pirates fan's perspective, check out the SB Nation's Pirates site: Bucs Dughout.

Today's Lineups:

WASHINGTON NATIONALS PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Michael Taylor - CF Gregory Polanco - RF
Danny Espinosa - 3B Neil Walker - 2B
Bryce Harper - RF Andrew McCutchen - CF
Wilson Ramos - C Starling Marte - LF
Ian Desmond - SS Jung-Ho Kang - 3B
Tyler Moore - 1B Pedro Alvarez - 1B
Dan Uggla - 2B Francisco Cervelli - C
Matt Den Dekker - LF Pedro Florimon - SS
Max Scherzer - RHP Jeff Locke - LHP

Locke vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Dan Uggla 6 5 2 1 1 .400 .500 .400 .900
Ian Desmond 5 3 1 1 1 2 .333 .400 .333 .733 1
Danny Espinosa 5 5 1 1 2 .200 .200 .400 .600
Bryce Harper 5 5 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
Wilson Ramos 4 4 1 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 1
Yunel Escobar 3 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 1
Doug Fister 2 2 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Tyler Moore 2 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500
Gio Gonzalez 1 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 33 29 7 1 1 3 7 .241 .303 .276 .579 1 2
Scherzer vs the Pirates:
Pirates PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Andrew McCutchen 18 17 4 1 1 3 1 9 .235 .278 .471 .748
Brent Morel 15 14 1 1 1 8 .071 .071 .286 .357 1
Pedro Alvarez 11 10 1 5 .000 .091 .000 .091 1
Francisco Cervelli 10 10 1 2 .100 .100 .100 .200
Pedro Florimon 10 10 3 1 3 .300 .300 .400 .700
Neil Walker 8 6 1 1 2 1 3 .167 .250 .667 .917 1
Gregory Polanco 7 7 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Starling Marte 6 6 1 1 3 .167 .167 .333 .500
Chris Stewart 6 6 1 2 .167 .167 .167 .333
Travis Ishikawa 4 3 1 1 .333 .250 .333 .583 1
Jung Ho Kang 3 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Francisco Liriano 2 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 100 94 13 3 3 7 3 41 .138 .162 .266 .428 1 2 1

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