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Max Scherzer allows hit to Carlos Gomez in 7th to lose perfect game

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzerallowed a hit toCarlos Gomezleading off the seventh inning, spoiling his attempt at a perfect gameSunday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Gomez hit a soft fly to shallow right field that fell just beyond the reach of second baseman Anthony Rendon. Scherzer watched the ball drop, then turned away.

Scherzer finished with a career-high 16 strikeouts, throwing a one-hitter for the Nationals' 4-0 victory.

Scherzer is 7-5 with a 1.93 ERA in his first season in Washington after signing a seven-year, $210 million contract in the offseason.

The Associated Pressc contributed to this report.

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