Gio Gonzalez Scratched for Tom Gorzelanny to Prepare for First Playoff Start

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Gio Gonzalez Scratched for Tom Gorzelanny to Prepare for First Playoff Start
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Upon clinching the National League East last night, the Nationals scratched left-hander Gio Gonzalez from his final start of the regular season in order to preserve their No. 1 playoff starter for any potential postseason scenario. Left-hander Tom Gorzelanny will start replace Gonzalez, a 21-game winner and Cy Young candidate.

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