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    Max Scherzer Strikes Out 20 to Tie MLB Record

    He aced it. The Washington Nationals right-hander dismissed 20 batters in yesterday’s 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers, joining the exclusive 20-K club of Roger Clemens, Kerry Wood and Randy Johnson. ‘’That’s some serious company,’’ said Scherzer, who also tied John Lackey as the only active starters with wins against all 30 major league clubs. The 2013 Cy Young winner built excitement early on, racking up eight strikeouts in three innings, and by the eighth he knew he was on his way to making history.

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