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Reds Spoil Scherzer's Return With a 1-0 Ninth-inning Win

New York Mets' Max Scherzer prepares to throw a pitch during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
New York Mets' Max Scherzer prepares to throw a pitch during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
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Cincinnati (AP) -- Max Scherzer turned in a stellar performance for the New York Mets in his return from an oblique injury.

Perhaps more importantly for the NL East leaders, the ace right-hander felt good the entire time on a steamy Tuesday night in Cincinnati.