Max Scherzer improved his record to 11-0 as the Detroit Tigers thumped the Boston Red Sox 10-3. Scherzer pitched 7 innings striking out 6 and surrendering 6 hits in the win. Max stumbled in the first inning giving up two runs on a Victorino RBI single and Ortiz Homer. After that Max beared down using his pitches economically and depending on his defense.
With the win Max Scherzer becomes the only Tiger since George Mullin in 1909 to start 11-0. He is the first Major Leaguer to do it since Roger Clemens in 1986. Clemens started 14-0 that season en route to winning the American League Cy Young and MVP Awards.
A Tough Test
Scherzers 11th win is made all that more impressive by the line-up he faced. The new look Red Sox have been leading the AL East much of the season. Boston is ranks first in runs scored and OPS and is in the top 5 in almost every other offensive category.
A Little Help From His Friends
Scherzer had a lot of run support as the Detroit Tigers bats woke up for 10 runs. Victor Martinez was the player of the game hitting a grand slam in the 1st inning off of the Red Sox rookie righty, Allen Webster. He added a fitih RBI in the bottom of the fifth on a double scoring Prince Fielder. Martinez improves his season average to .231 and is starting to show flashes of the 2011 V-mart that hit .330 and drove in 103 runs.
Max Scherzer’s starts are must see for Tigers Fans as tries to extend his historic streak. His next start will be against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, June 28th.