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Nationals’ Max Scherzer loses no-hitter in eighth on fluky hit

Max Scherzer lost his no-hitter in the eighth against the Marlins.

Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer no-hit the Marlins through seven and 1/3 innings on Wednesday, before surrendering a fluky hit to Miami’s A.J. Ellis.

Ellis hit a comebacker that tipped off Scherzer’s glove and rolled toward shortstop Trea Turner, who couldn’t complete a difficult barehand play to get the out.

Scherzer had struck out 11 and allowed just one walk at that point. Washington led 1–0 on the road thanks to a Ryan Raburn home run, but blew the lead after Miami loaded the bases following Ellis’s hit and scratched across the winning runs.

This would have been the third no-hitter of Scherzer’s career. He threw two of them in 2015, which were the Nationals’ two most recent no-hitters.