The Latest: Scherzer throws in outfield, says 'I'm good'

8 months 3 days 12 hours ago Tuesday, October 29 2019 Oct 29, 2019 October 29, 2019 2:48 PM October 29, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

HOUSTON (AP) - The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer has thrown to a bullpen catcher in left field before Game 6 of the World Series.

He told a few reporters afterward, "I'm good."

Scherzer missed his scheduled start in Game 5 on Sunday night because of nerve irritation near his left shoulder and had a cortisone shot.

He said it would take about 48 hours for the painkiller to have an impact.

Pitching coach Paul Menhart watched Scherzer throw. Scherzer hoped to be available for a Game 7 if Washington tied the series Tuesday night.

3:30 p.m.

Washington catcher Kurt Suzuki is out of the Nationals' lineup again for Game 6 of the World Series.

Suzuki missed the past two games because of a hip flexor strain, and after a travel day still wasn't in the lineup Tuesday night against the Houston Astros and Justin Verlander.

The Nationals beat Verlander in a 12-3 win last Tuesday in Game 2. The only change to their lineup from then is center fielder Victor Robles batting eighth with Yan Gomes catching and batting ninth.

Houston, which can clinch its second World Series title in three years with a win, is going with the same lineup it used for Game 2 against Stephen Strasburg.

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