Detroit -- Baseball is a game of imperfections and failure, yet somehow most of that has eluded Max Scherzer this season.
Scherzer held the Boston Red Sox to two runs on six hits in a 10-3 Tigers victory Friday night at Comerica Park to become the first Tigers pitcher to win 11 consecutive decisions to start the season.
How wowed is Scherzer by what he's done?
"Not too much," Scherzer said. "Because I realize it takes so many other teammates to put me in that position. This is a credit to the Detroit Tigers to be in this position.
"I know Ive pitched well, and I know Ive given my team a chance to win, but it doesnt always work out that way. To be 11-0 means that everybody else around me has done their job. I couldnt be happier for everybody else."
Fine, if Scherzer isn't going to pat himself on the back, it's up to his teammates to do so.
"Eleven-and-0 right now is pretty impressive," Torii Hunter said. "If you have that fo...