Watch as Josh Harrison starts this rare around-the-horn triple play Sunday in Pittsburgh …
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Matt Szczur is not a slow runner — he had 120 career steals in the minors — so that makes it all the more impressive. It was the first triple play for the Pirates since 2009 and the first one they’ve turned at PNC Park, which opened in 2001. Last time the Bucs turned a triple play at home was in 1993 at Three Rivers Stadium.
WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.
He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.
Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.
The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.
Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.