Nationals ace Max Scherzer not starting Game 5 of World Series because of neck and back spasms

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 22: Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals reacts after retiring the side in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros in Game One of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (P ( Getty Images )

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nationals ace Max Scherzer not starting Game 5 of World Series because of neck and back spasms, Ross pitches in place.