Scherzer Ks 14, Tigers beat Pirates 5-2

Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
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DETROIT (AP) - Max Scherzer struck out 14 batters in eight shutout innings, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.

Scherzer (14-4) took another step toward a second straight American League Cy Young Award, holding Pittsburgh to three hits and two walks. Since June 22, Scherzer is 6-1 in 10 starts with a 1.78 ERA and 85 strikeouts as opposed to only 52 hits.

Scherzer's performance and a homer from J.D. Martinez gave the Tigers a much-needed sweep of the short two-game series and a split of the four games in the home-and-home series that started Monday in Pittsburgh.

Francisco Liriano (3-9) took a tough loss for Pittsburgh, allowing two runs on three hits and four walks in six innings. He struck out nine, but wasn't able to match Scherzer's brilliance.

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Scores & Schedules

July 28, 2015 07:09 GMT

AM Prep-Scores and Skeds

INTERLEAGUE

Monday's Games(equals)

Baltimore 2 Atlanta 1, 11 Innings

Arizona 4 Seattle 3, 10 Innings

Tuesday's Games

Atlanta (Teheran 6-5) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 7-6), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (Morgan 1-2) at Toronto (Doubront 1-0), 7:07 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Morton 6-4) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 5-7), 8:10 p.m.

Arizona (Godley 1-0) at Seattle (Iwakuma 2-1), 10:10 p.m.

Oakland (Gray 10-4) at L.A. Dodgers (B.Anderson 5-5), 10:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE(equals)

Monday's Games(equals)

Chicago White Sox 10, Boston 8

Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2

Kansas City 9, Cleveland 4

N.Y. Yankees 6, Texas 2

Tuesday's Games(equals)

Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 7-5) at Boston (Miley 8-8), 7:10 p.m.

Detroit (Price 9-3) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 5-6), 7:10 p.m.

Kansas City (C.Young 8-6) at Cleveland (Bauer 8-7), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 0-4) at Texas (M.Perez 0-1), 8:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 8-7) at Houston (McHugh 11-5), 8:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE(equals)

Monday's Games(equals)

Chicago Cubs 9, Colorado 8

St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 1

San Francisco 4, Milwaukee 2

Tuesday's Games(equals)

San Diego (Shields 8-3) at N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 4-5), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Zimmermann 8-5) at Miami (Fernandez 3-0), 7:10 p.m.

Colorado (Flande 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Beeler 0-0), 8:05 p.m.

Cincinnati (Leake 8-5) at St. Louis (Jai.Garcia 3-3), 8:15 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 1-5) at San Francisco (M.Cain 2-1), 10:15 p.m.

WNBA

Monday's Games(equals)

No games scheduled(equals)

Tuesday's Games(equals)

Indiana at Connecticut, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

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