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Charlie Morton Tagged With Loss in Nationals-Rays Match

Washington got 7 innings of work from Max Scherzer en route to a 6-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday at Nationals Park.

Washington was favored by -111 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.

Washington got 7 innings from Max Scherzer, who gave up 0 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 8. Max Scherzer earned the victory, while the Nationals got 2 RBIs from Michael A. Taylor in the win.

Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Charlie Morton worked 5 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Joey Wendle in a losing cause.

Washington outhit their counterparts 10-8 in the game.

The game was closed out by Daniel Hudson who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batters to earn the save.