Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Alex Brandon
September 28, 2015

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.

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