Looking to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season, the Detroit Tigers appear to be sending the right pitcher to the mound.
Max Scherzer will try to become the majors' first 12-game winner and snap Detroit's three-game skid Friday night in the opener of a three-game road series against the Tampa Bay Rays.
With a 3-1, 10-inning loss to the Angels on Thursday, the Tigers (42-35) were swept at home for the first time since April 24-26, 2012, versus Seattle.
Detroit, however, should feel confident about getting an 11-game road trip off to a strong start with Scherzer (11-0, 3.05 ERA) going in the opener.
Scherzer, tied with Washington's Jordan Zimmermann for the major league lead with 11 victories, has been particularly outstanding with 31 strikeouts and a 2.00 ERA during a four-start winning streak.
Scherzer allowed two runs - both in the first inning - over seven innings in a 10-3 victory over Boston on Saturday.
Now, he has a chance to become the first to win h...