The Nationals announced earlier in the day that Max Scherzer would not be able to pitch on Sunday night due to trap and neck spasms.  Starting Game 5 for Washington in his place will be Joe Ross. 

Ross will be going up against Astros ace Gerrit Cole with the series tied a two games apiece.

According to manager Dave Martinez, Scherzer started feeling pain after he woke up on Saturday.  The issue wasn’t any better on Sunday and he was scratched after receiving treatment from team’s training staff.

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