Nationals' Scherzer has no-hitter through 6 against Reds

WASHINGTON (AP) Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals allowed his first hit of the game against the Cincinnati Reds with one out in the eighth inning, a single by Tucker Barnhart.

Barnhart hit Scherzer's 105th pitch Monday to left field on a 1-2 count.

This is Washington's home finale, a game originally scheduled for July 8 but postponed because of rain.

Scherzer was bidding for his second no-hitter of the season. He threw one June 20 against Pittsburgh.

Exactly a year ago to the day, on Sept. 28, 2014, Washington's Jordan Zimmermann no-hit the Miami Marlins on the last day of the regular season, getting the last out on a spectacular catch by left fielder Steven Souza Jr., who is no longer with the Nationals.

Scherzer, the 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner for Detroit, signed a $210 million contract with Washington this offseason.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.