Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer came close to a no-hitter in his last start, a 16-strikeout, one-hit performance. He finished the no-hitter this time, but came achingly close to perfection. Scherzer struck out 10 in a 6–0 shutout but was just one out away from finishing a perfect game. He hit the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jose Tabata on a 2–2 pitch. But Scherzer was able to get Josh Harrison to fly out to left to preserve the no-hitter. It was the second no-hitter in Nationals history.