Diamondbacks look to pull even with Rangers in Game 4

PHOENIX — There was a time when the sight of Max Scherzer being visited by his team’s athletic trainer after three scoreless innings in a World Series game, then walking off the mound when he couldn’t comfortably warm up for the fourth, would have been stunning. That time is not October 2023. Scherzer has accomplished more than he could have dreamed. He has won three Cy Young Awards. He has struck out 3,367 batters in the regular season.

He has signed contracts worth more than $350 million. He is due $43 million next season. What a life. But that scene during the Rangers’ 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night at Chase Field — Texas Manager Bruce Bochy and the trainer walking to the mound to evaluate an ailing Scherzer, then Scherzer walking back to the dugout, his back locked up — leads to one Texas-size question. Scherzer has wrenched so much from his body for so long.

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