And That Happened: Readers’ Choice Edition

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Let’s do this again. Your recaps and box scores from a full Tuesday night of steamy baseball action:

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Reds 2, Indians 3 (10 innings)

Cardinals 3, Tigers 6

Braves 4, Yankees 3

Rays 5, Nationals 4

Rockies 2, Phillies 7

Twins 2, Pirates 7

Marlins 5, Red Sox 7

Orioles 0, Mets 5

Royals 2, Astros 0

Cubs 2, White Sox 1

Blue Jays 10, Brewers 9

Giants 5, Angels 12

Dodgers 0, Athletics 3

Rangers 7, Padres 3

Mariners 12, Diamondbacks 9 (10 innings)

Max Scherzer reaches 300 strikeouts on the season

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Nationals ace Max Scherzer struck out his 300th batter of the season on Tuesday night against the Marlins. Austin Dean was the victim, swinging and missing at a 3-2 curve for the second out in the seventh inning.

Scherzer’s 2018 is the seventh 300-strikeout season since 2000. The others: Chris Sale (308; 2017 Red Sox), Clayton Kershaw (301; 2015 Dodgers), Randy Johnson (334; 2002 Diamondbacks), Curt Schilling (316; 2002 Diamondbacks), Randy Johnson (372; 2001 Diamondbacks), Randy Johnson (347; 2000 Diamondbacks). It’s the 67th 300-strikeout season dating back to 1883.

At the conclusion of the seventh, Scherzer had held the Marlins to a run on four hits with no walks and 10 strikeouts. He entered the start 17-7 with a 2.57 ERA across 213 2/3 innings. Jacob deGrom will almost certainly win the NL Cy Young Award, but Scherzer’s 2018 has been outstanding.