June 19, 2019 / 10:29 PM / a month ago

Nationals' Scherzer starting with broken nose

FILE PHOTO: Jun 14, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer is starting the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies despite a broken nose.

The team confirmed Scherzer is making the start when it released its lineup for the nightcap.

Scherzer was injured Tuesday when he bunted a ball and it caromed right into his nose. He also is sporting a bruise around his right eye.

The Nationals said a CT scan was negative.

The right-handed Scherzer (5-5, 2.81 ERA) will try to pitch Washington to a sweep. The Nationals posted a 6-2 win in Game 1.

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