NEW YORK (AP) With a pair of top pitchers going toe-to-toe on the mound, this one felt like a low-scoring playoff game. And that's exactly what the Washington Nationals are getting ready for.
Max Scherzer struck out 10 and outpitched Jacob deGrom in a matchup of aces, and the Nationals edged the New York Mets 3-2 on Sunday to clinch home-field advantage in the NL Division Series.
"Everything has been turned up, with the focus of trying to get everybody dialed in for the playoffs," Scherzer said. "It's not just any one player. That's why these games are so important."