Originally written on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 9/1/12
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Coming into tonight’s game, Detroit Tiger’s Max Scherzer’s month of August was a thing of beauty. He had won 4 of 5 starts, accumalating 44 strikeouts, and a 2.25 ERA over 32 innings of work. Every month since the inception of the regular season, Scherzer has seen his earned run average fall… and fall… and fall. Meanwhile, he has seen his strikeout totals rise and rise. In a flip-flop battle between their starts, he has regained the MLB- lead for strikeouts (204) from teammate Justin Verlander (198). The trend continued against the White Sox. Max Scherzer factored in the win as he pitched 8 strong innings, striking out 9, while not allowing a run, while the Chicago White Sox (72-60) fell to the Detroit Tigers (71-61) for the second night in a row, to the tune of 5-1. The White Sox saw their lead in the Central Division playoff race grow increasingly smaller. They now only lead by 1 game. Francisco Liriano (4 IP, 5 SO, 7 BB, 3 ER) was tagged with the loss as the White Sox could not f...
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