Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 8/24/13
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Everyone already knew that Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer was having a special season. On Saturday on one of the national FOX broadcasts, Scherzer added something extra to the mix -- a game-winning hit. What was billed as a pitchers' duel between Scherzer and Mets starter Matt Harvey lived up to the hype as they reprised their All-Star Game starting roles at Citi Field. Scherzer allowed no runs on three hits while walking four and striking out 11 in six innings in the 3-0 victory, improving to 19-1 this season. That marks six games of 10-plus strikeouts for Scherzer this season. Scherzer is just the third pitcher in major-league history to win 19 of his first 20 decisions and the first to reach that mark since Roger Clemens started 19-1 in 2001. Scherzer has a 2.73 ERA, an 0.91 WHIP and 196 strikeouts in 178 13 innings. The Mets drove his pitch count up in the sixth inning, forcing him to work out of a bases-loaded jam by striking out Juan Lagares and inducing John Buck t...
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