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Scherzer took a no-decision Monday, allowing four runs in seven innings against the Twins.

The reigning Cy Young winner was hurt by a three-run sixth inning by Minnesota. The Tigers' eight-run offensive explosion helped keep Scherzer out of the loss column Monday. Scherzer will look to bounce back when he faces the Royals this weekend in Kansas City.

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Scherzer gave up one run on seven hits and four walks with six strikeouts in 6.2 innings Tuesday against the Royals, notching his 16th win of the season.

Scherzer is having a stellar season, but he had hit a minor rough patch lately, as this was the best of his last five starts. It's hard to ask for much more from a fantasy ace, as Scherzer eclipsed 200 innings (200.1) Tuesday and has offered up a 3.19 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 232 strikeouts over that heavy workload, helping to anchor four of the five standard roto pitching categories. He'll go for his 17th win Sunday against the Indians.

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Scherzer gave up three runs -- two earned -- and four hits in six innings to take a no-decision at Cleveland on Thursday. He issued three walks and struck out six.

Scherzer was in line for the win, but Detroit's bullpen gave up a run late in the game. Since striking out 14 batters over eight scoreless innings on August 14, Scherzer had struggled in each of his previous three starts, giving up a total of 12 earned runs in just 18.2 innings. He also had a rough stretch in late May into early June, but rebounded nicely, and given his track record the last couple of years, it's reasonable to assume that he'll snap out of it over the last few weeks of the regular season, and Thursday's outing was a step in the right direction. As of now, he's scheduled to make just one start next week, squaring off against Kansas City at home, in what should be a key game for the AL Central crown.

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Scherzer was charged with six runs (five earned) on nine hits, with 11 strikeouts versus zero walks over 6.2 innings, in a loss to the White Sox in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader.

The reigning AL Cy Young winner has now given up 12 earned runs in his last three outings (18.2 innings), raising his ERA close to 30 points over that span (from 2.98 to 3.26). Scherzer's still missing bats at a good clip, but he may have a hard time getting back on track in his next scheduled start, next Thursday at Cleveland. The Indians have gotten to Scherzer for 10 earned runs on 24 hits in 18.2 innings so far this season (three starts).

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Scherzer lasted only five innings in Sunday's win over Minnesota. He allowed seven hits and three earned runs while striking out four and walking one.

Scherzer sailed through the first two innings, but ran into issues in the bottom of the third, as he surrendered five hits and three earned runs in the frame. While we didn't see a vintage Scherzer performance on Sunday, he's still rocking a 3.13 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 209:55 K:BB ratio in 181 innings this season.

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Scherzer shook off a rocky first two innings to keep the Tigers in the game in Tuesday's extra-inning victory over the Rays. He let in four runs over seven innings, striking out nine batters.

Scherzer set the bar high coming into Tuesday's turn by striking out 25 batters and allowing seven hits, two walks and one run over his last 16 innings, but he was generally effective against the Rays. His major mistake came in the bottom of the first, when he served up a three-run homer to James Loney, but he allowed only two runners to reach base over his final five frames.

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Scherzer (14-4) tossed eight shutout innings and struck out 14 Pirates on Thursday, allowing just three hits and two walks in the victory.

The big K total helped Scherzer leapfrog Felix Hernandez and Stephen Strasburg for No. 2 in strikeouts across the league with 196. Scherzer hasn't been quite as masterful this year as he was last season, but he's been on fire lately, notching double-digit strikeout totals in three of his last five outings. He's cut his ERA from 3.34 to 2.98 in that span. He'll next draw the light-hitting Rays on Tuesday.

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Scherzer tossed an 11-strikeout gem Saturday against the Blue Jays, giving up just one run on four hits in eight innings, but was denied the win after Joe Nathan notched another blown save.

It's too bad that Scherzer wasn't allowed to pitch the ninth, as he was only at 106 pitches and had retired 14 of his last 16 batters. He has now given up just three runs in 15 innings over his last two starts, but doesn't have a win to show for his performance over that span. Since June 22, Scherzer has only given up more than two runs once in nine starts, and has recorded double-digit strikeouts on three occasions over that stretch. He'll go for his 14th win of the season Thursday against the Pirates.

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Scherzer was a tough-luck loser Monday, allowing two runs in seven innings against the Yankees.

The Cy Young Award winner has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his last eight starts, earning the win five times in that stretch. Scherzer will look to continue his productive streak this weekend against the Blue Jays.

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Max Scherzer improved to 13-3, holding the White Sox to one run over seven innings as the Tigers enjoyed an easy 7-2 win on Wednesday.

Scherzer appears to have found some consistency. Now in his last seven starts, the impending free agent has a 2.08 ERA over 47 2/3 innings. On Wednesday, he limited the White Sox to five hits and a walk while striking out six. As a result, he lowered his overall ERA to 3.27. He has a 1.17 WHIP and a 167/41 K/BB ratio to go along with it. Scherzer will toe the rubber at Yankee Stadium on Monday.