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Watch: Nationals Ace Max Scherzer Records 300th Strikeout of Season

The Nationals ace joined the elusive 300 K club Tuesday night.

Nationals ace Max Scherzer became just the third pitcher in the past 15 years to strike out 300 batters in a single season Tuesday against the Marlins.

Scherzer, who's the first Nats pitcher to accomplish the 300-K feat, reached the milestone in the top of the seventh inning when he struck out Marlins rookie Austin Dean after a 10-pitch at-bat. He allowed one run on five hits in seven innings while tallying 10 strikeouts to bring him to the elusive 300-K marker. His 150 hits allowed this year is the fewest by a pitcher in a 300-strikeout season.

Watch Scherzer strike out all 10 batters:

Scherzer became just the sixth pitcher since 1990 to record 300 strikeouts in a single season, joining Curt Schilling, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale. He leads the National League in strikeouts with 41 more than Mets righty Jacob deGrom.

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The 34-year-old pitcher is on the hunt for his third straight Cy Young Award, competing alongside deGrom and Philadelphia's Aaron Nola.

Washington finished the game with a 9-4 win over Miami, giving Scherzer his 18th win this season.