Nationals' Scherzer issues 1st walk in more than a month, snapping 39 2/3 innings streak

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Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer was finally feeling a little generous.

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal worked a four-pitch walk in the first inning of Sunday's game to snap Scherzer's streak of 39 2/3 innings without issuing a free pass.

Scherzer, who owns a career-best 10.71 strikeout-to-walk rate this season, would load the bases in the inning before striking out Yasiel Puig with a 95-mph fastball.

The three-time All-Star's streak began in the ninth inning of a June 14 start and spanned parts of seven outings. During that time, Scherzer struck out 42, tossed a no-hitter and threw two complete games.