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Nationals' starter Max Scherzer added to 2015 NL All-Star roster

Washington Nationals' starter Max Scherzer was named to the 2015 NL All-Star roster tonight, joining Bryce Harper as the two representatives from the NL East-leading Nats. It's the third straight appearance for Scherzer.

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Bryce Harper was voted on to the 2015 NL All-Star roster on Sunday night. Tonight, we learned that Washington Nationals' ace Max Scherzer will be joining the 22-year-old slugger in Cincinnati, Ohio, after he was added to the NL's All-Star reserves tonight.

Both Harper and Scherzer will be making their third appearances in the Midsummer Classic which is being held in Great American Ball Park this year.

"The performance of both of these players during the first half of this season has not only contributed directly and significantly to our team’s success, but it has been historic in nature..." -Theodore N. Lerner on Harper and Scherzer

Scherzer, 30, was named to the All-Star Game for the third consecutive season after making the American League roster in 2013 and '14 before he signed a 7-year/$210M deal with the Nationals this winter.

So far in his first season in D.C., the veteran right-hander is (9-6) with a 1.82 ERA, 1.94 FIP, 14 walks (1.06 BB/9), 139 Ks (10.54 K/9) and a .179/.212/.278 line against in 118 ⅔ innings pitched.

"We are thrilled that Max and Bryce will be representing our team at this year’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati," Nationals Managing Principal Owner Theodore N. Lerner said in a press release on this year's Nats' All-Stars.

"The performance of both of these players during the first half of this season has not only contributed directly and significantly to our team’s success, but it has been historic in nature as well.

"We are so fortunate to get to watch both of these talented players on a nightly basis, and we are honored to call them ours. We can’t wait to see them get the credit they so richly deserve on a stage with so many of baseball’s brightest talents."

The 2015 MLB All-Star Game, the 86th game, will be played on July 14th in Cincinnati as part of the All-Star festivities in and around Great American Ball Park.