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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November 25, 2015 08:06 GMT

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Tuesday's Games

Indiana 123, Washington 106

Memphis 110, Dallas 96

Atlanta 121, Boston 97

L.A. Clippers 111, Denver 94

Chicago 93, Portland 88

Golden State 111, L.A. Lakers 77

Wednesday's Games

New York at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Washington at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Cleveland at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Sacramento at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m.

Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Dallas at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

New Orleans at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Utah at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.


Tuesday's Games

Ottawa 7, Dallas 4

Anaheim 5, Calgary 3

Wednesday's Games

Nashville at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Columbus at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Winnipeg at Washington, 7 p.m.

Edmonton at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Vancouver at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m.

Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Los Angeles at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Anaheim at Arizona, 9 p.m.

Ottawa at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.

Chicago at San Jose, 10 p.m.