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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.
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Max Scherzer struck out 11 and allowed three runs over seven innings in Thursday's 6-4 victory over the Angels.
He walked one and gave up six hits. Los Angeles nickel-and-dimed three runs out of Scherzer in the fifth inning, but was otherwise baffled by his arsenal. They aren't alone, of course. The right-hander has been flat dealing since his 10-run meltdown against the Royals last month, allowing only 10 earned runs over six starts (he also won the All-Star Game with a scoreless inning during that stretch). Scherzer (12-3, 3.37 ERA) toes the rubber against the White Sox next week.
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Max Scherzer was nearly scratched from Saturday's start after his neck tightened up on him while he warmed up in the bullpen prior to the game.
He wound up allowing two runs on six hits and four walks over 5 2/3 innings against the Indians. Scherzer expects to be fine for his next outing. "I've got five days to take care of this," said Scherzer, who described it as a neck spasm. "This is just a one-day thing. We've got great trainers and we'll have a program for what I'm going to do over the next five days to take care of it."
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Max Scherzer was credited with the victory in Tuesday's All-Star Game after striking out a pair in a scoreless inning.
After starting last year's All-Star Game, Scherzer picked up the win a year later. He just happened to enter the game at the right time, as his scoreless fifth inning started a string of seven straight scoreless appearances for AL relievers. Chris Sale, who was credited the win in last year's Midsummer Classic, was one of two AL pitchers to be scored upon.
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Max Scherzer struck out seven while tossing seven frames of one-run ball in Wednesday's 4-1 victory over the Dodgers.
He permitted just four his and walked a pair. The only tally the Dodgers were able to get off of Scherzer was an unlikely one, as Miguel Rojas jumped on a high fastball in the fifth inning for his first career home run. Scherzer has been dynamite since his 10-run meltdown against the Royals last month, allowing just five runs over his last four starts. He finishes the first half with a 3.35 ERA with 146 strikeouts over 126 1/3 innings.
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Max Scherzer earned his 10th victory, holding the Rays to one run over eight innings as the Tigers skated to a win on Thursday.
The Tigers brought the lumber in support of the right-hander, giving him a 5-1 lead thanks to three first-inning home runs. Overall, he allowed just two hits, walked one, and struck out seven. Since allowing 10 runs to the Royals on June 17, Scherzer has been strong, allowing just four runs over 21 innings in his last three starts. On the season, Scherzer has a 3.47 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a 139/33 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the Dodgers in a home start next week.