Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer has had these streaks before. It's just that this one looks as if it could be a little more permanent. Scherzer struck out 10 Wednesday to improve to 6-1 in nine starts beginning June 28. He has tied Justin Verlander for the team lead in wins with 12. In the past, Scherzer has struggled to limit the damage in one inning. The game frequently, but not all the time, seems to get away from him before he can escape damage. But Wednesday was a good example of how the big right-hander is handling trouble in the last couple of months. He was a little out of whack in the first inning but gave up just one single. In the second, though, Scherzer walked Justin Morneau on a 3-2 pitch, then threw four straight balls to Ryan Doumit that put runners on first and second with nobody out. Scherzer was 2-0 on Trevor Plouffe until catcher Alex Avila got him back into the strike zone with a slider. Plouffe ended up striking out on a 98 mph 2-2 fastball...
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