Each night in the 2016 baseball season, we’ll run down the top news, facts and highlights from action around Major League Baseball.It seems like everyone is makingtheir case for National League Cy Young these days.Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer threw his name back into the ring Tuesday after giving up just two runs in eight inningsin a 3-2 win against the Philadelphia Phillies.Scherzer struck out 11 batters. He now has12 10- Juan Marichal Jersey strikeout games this season, the most in MLB.He also took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, marking the ninth time in61 career games with Washington he’s accomplished that feat 15 percentof his starts.With two top NL Cy Young candidates injured (Clayton Kershaw and Gerrit Cole), it’s left the door open for fresh faces to win the award. Though Scherzer is no stranger to the Cy Young he won it in 2013 with the Detroit Tigers he has yet to win it in the NL. He would become the first since Roy Halladay (in 2010 and 2003) to win the award in both leagues.MORE:Best pitcher names of the last 100 yearsScherzer improved to 15-7 with a sterling 2.89 ERA on the season after silencing the Phillies. He has racked up an astonishing 238 strikeouts and has lasted at least six innings in all but three starts this season.The Nationals have run away with the NL East, and Scherzer may have just stamped his mark on the most coveted awarda pitcher can win.However, one of his main adversaries, Chicago Cubs hurler Kyle Hendricks, improved on his MLB-leading ERA by to sing seven scorele s innings in a 3-0 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hendricks allowed just three hits and struck out four batters to improve to 13-7 with a 2.09 ERA.Scherzer and Hendricks seem to be locked in a two-man race.Player of the dayDetroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler got back on track by collecting two hits with a home run and four RBIs. Teammate J.D. Martinez went 3 for 3 with two runs scored, a home run, three RBIs and a walk to help the Tigers beat the White Sox, 8-4.HighlightIndians pitcherZach McAllister connected with his inner soccer player to steal an out in the sixth inning:Kick-save and a https://www.giantsedge.com/san-francisco-giants/madison-bumgarner-jersey beauty: https://t.co/j7g6bUI9MP pic.twitter.com/MZuh5M2ZIQ MLB (@MLB) August 31, 2016FOSTER: We should strive to be like Tim TebowThree things to know Twins second basemanBrian Dozier launched his12th home runin August, which is the most by a Twins player in any month since Harmon Killebrew in July 1969. Manny Machado collected the100th home run of his career, andthe Baltimore Orioles now have threeplayers with 10 home runs this month (Chris Davis, Mark Trumbo are the others). The Orioles are the fourth team to have three players hit Barry Bonds Jersey 10 home runsin the same month. Boston Red Sox sluggerHanley Ramirez’s fifth-inning home run in a 4-3 lo s against the Tampa Bay Rays was calculated at 324 feet, which is the shortest of the season.Hanley Ramirez wraps a HR around the Pesky Pole https://t.co/nPPfvuj6zc Boston Sports Info (@bostonsportsinf) August 31, 2016What’s nextWhite Sox (63-68) at Tigers (71-61), 1:10 p.m. ET Though the White Sox are no longer in the playoff picture, this game presents one of the best pitching duels of the season. Chris Sale (15-7, 3.14 ERA) will take the mound for Chicago against Tigers ace Justin Verlander (14-7, 3.33 ERA).Blue Jays (75-57) at Orioles (72-60), 7:05 p.m. ET Aaron Sanchez(12-2, 2.99 ERA) makes his return to the rotation after getting a short breather. He will try to keep Toronto’s fine form in tact against Yovani Gallardo (4-6, 5.69 ERA).