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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:00 am

Briefs

Nationals' ace back Thursday

Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is slated to start Thursday against the Colorado after recovering from inflammation under his right shoulder.

The 34-year-old right-hander threw a bullpen session before Monday's game was postponed.

An All-Star for the seventh straight season, Scherzer is 9-5 with a 2.30 ERA but has not pitched since July 6.

Dodgers make All-Star plans

The Los Angeles Dodgers will welcome the All-Star Game back to Dodger Stadium with a $100 million renovation of their historic ballpark. The primary addition will be a Centerfield Plaza area spanning nearly 2 acres behind the outfield fences, creating what Dodgers President Stan Kasten calls a front door to the hillside park.

Extra innings

Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon (quadriceps) was placed on the 10-day IL. ... The Rockies called up Yonder Alonso from Triple-A Albuquerque. Alonso, 32, was signed to a minor league contract on July 10, after he was released by the White Sox. ... The 3-year-old boy hit by a foul ball in Cleveland last weekend is showing no signs of serious injury.