On Sunday, Max Scherzer tossed a complete game in a Washington Nationals 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins.

The win allowed the Nationals to retain their first place lead in the NL East division. It was the 12th career complete game for Scherzer, who is a seven-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young Award winner.

The starting pitcher allowed five hits and struck out nine batters in the whole game. The game only lasted 2 hours and 37 minutes. Following the game, Scherzer immediately rushed to be with his wife Erica for the birth of their third child on Sunday night.

“Typical of him to do something cool on an interesting day for him,” Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman said. “For him to go complete game and pitch the way he did today and then go over and have a baby with his wife, pretty cool day for him.”

“We’re happy for him,” Zimmerman said of Scherzer. “He never ceases to amaze, I guess, is the best way to put it.”

Max and Erica welcomed their third child, Derek Alexander Scherzer, at 5:38 pm, according to Erica Scherzer’s Instagram. It is the couple’s first son.

The couple met at the University of Missouri, where they were both pitchers. The couple married in 2013 and welcomed Brooklyn, their first daughter, on November 29, 2017. The couple welcomed their second daughter, Kacey Hart Scherzer, on July 4, 2019.

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