Max Scherzer was back on the mound, striking out 11 in six scoreless innings of two-hit ball.

His impressive return came after he missed nearly seven weeks because of an oblique injury, and that lengthy absence is why the three-time Cy Young Award winner won't be an All-Star in his first season with the New York Mets. The NL starter in last year's game, Scherzer was 5-1 with a 2.26 ERA through his comeback last Tuesday night in Cincinnati, only his ninth start this year.

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