Max Scherzer struck out 10 to move past 2,000 for his career, but was outpitched by Austin Bibens-Dirkx and the Texas Rangers beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Sunday for a sweep of their weekend series.
Scherzer (7-4) has 2,005 career strikeouts after fanning at least 10 batters seven times this season. He allowed three runs - two earned - and three hits in 7 1/3 innings.
By the end of the eighth, the Rangers had rallied on just one hit, aided by an error and a passed ball.
Bibens-Dirkx (2-0) allowed a run and three hits in seven innings in his second career start.