Washington Nationals reinstate ace Max Scherzer from injured list

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer was reinstated from the injured list Tuesday and will start for the team in its series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The right-hander was placed on the 10-day injured list last week after tweaking his groin in the first inning of his start on June 11 against the San Francisco Giants.

The three-time Cy Young winner is 5-4 with a 2.21 ERA this season.

The Nationals placed right-handed reliever Kyle Finnegan on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain in a corresponding move, which was made retroactive to Monday.

Finnegan is 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 33 appearances this season.

The Nationals have won eight of their last 10 games entering Tuesday to move to three games under .500 at 33-36.