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Storen allowed two hits during the relief appearance, but he was able to record the final three outs to earn the save. He also struck out two batters during the appearance. Storen has saved 13 out of 14 save opportunities this season.
Stewart went 2 for 3 from the plate, which included hitting his third double of the season. The double came in the second inning and scored Gregory Polanco.
This was only Stewart's 15th appearance of the season and 10th start.
Stewart is now slashing .267/.277/.333 for the season.
Despite only giving up two runs over six innings of work,
O'Sullivan allowed five hits during the outing. He struck out three batters and walked one. His biggest mistake was surrendering a solo home run to Bryce Harper in the second inning.
O'Sullivan has not pitched past the sixth inning in any of five starts this season. His next scheduled start is set for Wednesday at the New York Mets.
Syndergaard, the heralded 22-year-old, allowed four runs — three earned — in six innings of work. He gave up seven hits, struck out five and didn't surrender any walks. He now holds an ERA of 3.63 this season.
After giving up five walks in his first two starts, it's a good sign that Syndergaard was able to prevent any from occurring against the Pirates.
Syndergaard's next start is projected for May 27 against the Phillies.
By going eight innings, Scherzer became the first Nationals pitcher since Livan Hernandez in 2005 to pitch at least seven innings in seven-straight starts.
Scherzer (5-3) struck out six batters and walked one during Friday's start. He was able to lower his ERA from 1.75 to 1.67. The one run Scherzer allowed during the game came in the second inning when Odubel Herrera doubled in Maikel Franco.
His next expected start is scheduled for Wednesday at the Chicago Cubs.