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Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer gives club five strong in blowout win in Arizona...

Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1st Round (11th overall) in 2006, and traded to the Detroit Tigers in 2009, Max Scherzer acknowledged in advance of a start against the D-backs back in 2017, that there is always some personal motivation to do well when facing a club that has traded you.

“Any time you face your old team, you’re going to be excited to go out there and get them,” Scherzer told reporters, as quoted by ESPN’s Eddie Matz.

“But you have to find something that motivates you every single time.