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A Detroit Tigers pitcher has begun the season 11-0 and it is not Justin Verlander.
Max Scherzer improved to 11-0 after the Tigers defeated the Boston Red Sox 10-3 on Saturday night. Victory Martinez put the Tigers ahead early with a grand slam in the first inning while Scherzer survived a shaky first inning himself.
“It’s nice to start a season 11-0. It just means we’re playing great team baseball and I’m going out there and doing my job,” Scherzer said. “I’m credited a ton of run support. That’s when you’ve got to give all the credit to your teammates. Every time I feel like I go deep into a game, they’re going to pick me up. They have the whole entire season.”
Scherzer became the first pitcher to start 11-0 since Roger Clemens in 1997, according to STATS. Clemens is also the last pitcher to start 12-0, 13-0 and 14-0 which took place during his 1986 MVP season.
The next scheduled start for Scherzer figures to fall on Friday at Tampa Bay.
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Your browser does not support iframes.Some baseball fans would consider Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander to be larger than life.After all, the man did win both the American League Cy Young Award and MVP Award in the same season in 2011, a feat that hadn't been accomplished by a pitcher since Dennis Eckersley did so in 1992.On Saturday, Verlander may have met his match, though...
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According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Tigers designated for assignment the 35-year old closer after a stretch of bad outings allowing 11 runs and 6 home runs in 7 1/3 innings. It also appeared more and more likely that Valverde would be shown the door after manager Jim Leyland commented...
DETROIT (AP) -- Max Scherzer won his 11th straight decision to start the season and Victor Martinez hit a first-inning grand slam to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 10-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
Scherzer (11-0) allowed two runs in the first, including a towering solo homer by David Ortiz, but Martinez's drive put the Tigers ahead to stay.
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DETROIT -- The move that Tigers fans were hoping for happened Friday.
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It wasn’t the most graceful play of the MLB season, but it was impressive nonetheless — especially for a former catcher.
Victor Martinez, playing first base, knocked down a scorching grounder off the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury with a diving stop. He got to his feet, barehanded the baseball, dove forward and flipped the ball back to pitcher Drew Smyly for the out.
Ellsbury gave his...
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Rod says, "Look out, Victor" but he didn't look. He blindly flipped a perfect ball to Drew Smyly who was covering first for the out. The feeling that the Tigers were going to come back and win this game, for me, came on this play. Too special. Looooook out. But don't look out. You know.
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