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The last such occasion was Game 6 of the 2013 American League Championship Series, which Scherzer -- then with the Tigers -- called the biggest start of his career.
"This is probably the biggest start of my career, the biggest start of my life," Scherzer said, who will be opposed by left-hander Rich Hill, who will start on short rest.
This is the biggest start of my career." The Nationals did not want to fly back home under these circumstances, faced with a winner-take-all Game 5 after losing Game 4 on Tuesday, 6-5.
Perhaps the favorite to win the National League Cy Young Award, Scherzer led the circuit with 20 wins, 228 1/3 innings, 284 strikeouts and a 0.97 WHIP.
So the fact that it's going to be Game 5, I mean -- our fans really brought it in Game 1, so I can only imagine the atmosphere going into Game 5." "I know he's excited," Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy said.