• Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Scherzer’s arm, Harper’s bat power Nats past Orioles 4-0

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer allowed two hits over eight innings and Bryce Harper’s two-run double helped the Washington Nationals avoid a four-game home-and-home sweep with a 4-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.