Nats pick Strasburg to pitch Game 1; Scherzer start unknown

WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg will start Game 1 of Washington's NL Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, Nationals manager Dusty Baker announced Thursday, and two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer might not pitch before Game 3.

Scherzer tweaked his right hamstring during his last regular-season start and bypassed planned bullpen sessions during workouts at Nationals Park on Wednesday and Thursday.

Lefty Gio Gonzalez did throw off a bullpen mound Thursday, making it seem...

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