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37 Max Scherzer SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/220 | Birthdate: 7/27/1984 | Birthplace: St. Louis, MO | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: Missouri | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $6,725,000 | Owned/Started%: 98/87 | Average Draft Position: 13.90
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Max Scherzer fans 11 in win over Angels


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer (12-3) recorded double-digit strikeouts for the fourth time this season, as he picked up the win Thursday night against the Angels in Anaheim. The right-hander permitted three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out 11 over seven innings of a 6-4 victory.

Over his last six starts covering 40 2/3 innings, Scherzer has allowed 10 earned runs. He owns a 3.37 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 21 starts (139 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday at home against the White Sox.


Neck problem will not sideline Max Scherzer


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Tigers ace Max Scherzer was nearly scratched Saturday with a neck issue, according to MLive.com. He didn't have his typical stuff as he surrendered two runs in 5 2/3 innings with six hits, four walks and just four strikeouts.

Scherzer, who is expected to make his next start Thursday against the host Angels, had performed well in four previous starts, going 3-0 with five runs allowed in 28 innings.


Max Scherzer serves up two home runs in no-decision Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer didn't factor into Saturday's decision after giving up two earned runs on six hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings and striking out four in his team's 5-2 loss to the Indians.

Scherzer served up two solo home runs but was lucky not to suffer further damage after putting 10 runners on base and throwing a wild pitch. He owns a 3.34 ERA and 150:39 K:BB ratio in 132 innings. Scherzer is set to face the Angels Thursday.


Max Scherzer picks up a win in the All-Star Game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer managed to pick up a win in relief Tuesday in the All-Star Game. 

Scherzer performed well during his inning of work, picking up two strikeouts. The only blemish during his inning of work was a double to Troy Tulowitzki. After tossing a scoreless top of the inning, Scherzer was fortunate enough to get two runs worth of support in the bottom of the inning. The score held 5-3, giving Scherzer the win. 


Tigers set rotation following All-Star break


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) The Tigers set their rotation for after the All-Star break. Anibal Sanchez will face the Indians on Friday, and Max Scherzer will pitch one of Saturday's doubleheader games. Drew Smyly will face Cleveland on Sunday. Detroit has not announced who will pitch the other Saturday game.

Then Justin Verlander and Rick Porcello will throw July 21 and July 22 at Arizona.


Max Scherzer fans seven, wins third straight


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer won his third decision in a row Wednesday, as he took down the Dodgers, 4-1.

Scherzer tossed seven strong innings, and the Dodgers got to him just once on a fifth-inning solo home run. He scattered just four hits overall along with a pair of walks, while striking out seven batters on 101 pitches.

Scherzer improved to 11-3 with the win, while lowering his ERA to 3.35, the fourth straight start it has fallen. Scherzer does not have another start scheduled before the All-Star game, but could pitch during the team's first series against the Indians.  


American League starters revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was voted as a starter, but Royals catcher Salvador Perez will take his place behind the plate for the game. Other injured players will likely be replaced on the roster moving forward.

The following players were selected as starters by the fans:

OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays (leading vote-getter)
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Adam Jones, Orioles
1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Mariners
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
3B Josh Donaldson, Athletics
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
DH Nelson Cruz, Orioles

RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
LHP Jon Lester, Red Sox
LHP David Price, Rays
LHP Scott Kazmir, Athletics
LHP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
LHP Sean Doolittle, Athletics
RHP Greg Holland, Royals
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees


Max Scherzer strikes out seven in 10th win Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer picked up his 10th win Thursday, giving up one earned run on just two hits and one walk in eight innings and striking out seven in his team's 8-1 victory over the Rays.

Scherzer (10-3) gave up a double to lead off the game, issued a one-out walk and saw a run score on a sacrifice fly in the first inning. He would allow just one more baserunner for the remainder of the game, retiring the final 13 batters he faced. Scherzer has strung together three brilliant starts, posting a 28:4 K:BB ratio in 21 innings over that stretch while surrendering just four earned runs. His final start before the break is scheduled for Wednesday against the Dodgers.


Max Scherzer strikes out 13 vs. Astros Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer didn't factor in Saturday's decision, giving up just two earned runs on seven hits and one walk in seven innings and recording a season-high 13 strikeouts in his team's 4-3 win against the Astros.

Scherzer gave up a two-run single in the bottom of the first inning but blanked the Astros over the remainder of the game. However, his offense only provided one run of support before Scherzer departed, though they did take the lead in the ninth to prevent him from taking a loss. Scherzer owns a 3.64 ERA and 132:32 K:BB ratio in 111 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rays Thursday.


Max Scherzer bounces back to record ninth win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer bounced back from his worst start of the season to lead Detroit to a 10-4 win Sunday at Cleveland. The right-handed hurler allowed one run on six hits and two walks, while striking out eight in six innings.

After giving up 10 runs in his previous start Tuesday, Scherzer gave up his only run Sunday on a two-out RBI double to Michael Brantley in the bottom of the fifth inning. By then, however, he was pitching with a 9-0 lead after Detroit plated seven runs in the top of the fifth.

He now has wins in three of his last four starts and has at least seven strikeouts in four of his last five starts. Scherzer will be back on the hill Saturday at Houston.


Max Scherzer rocked in third loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Tigers starter Max Scherzer followed up a complete-game shutout with one of his worst efforts of the season Tuesday, in an 11-4 loss to the Royals.

Scherzer lasted just four innings in the game, his shortest outing of the season. The Royals jumped on him for 10 runs on 10 hits, with seven of those runs coming during a big second inning. He struck out five and walked one on 93 pitches in the loss.

 The loss dropped Scherzer to 8-3 on the season, with two of those losses coming in his last four starts. He carries a 3.84 ERA into his next outing, set for Sunday in Cleveland. 


Max Scherzer gets his first complete game shutout


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Tigers starter Max Scherzer twirled another gem on Thursday, collecting his first career complete game shutout of the season in a 4-0 win over the White Sox. The right-hander yielded three hits and three walks while striking out eight in nine shutout frames.

Scherzer lowered his ERA from 3.38 to 3.05 on the year. He will look to make his next start Tuesday at home against Kansas City.

Tigers to skip Drew Smyly's start after Tuesday rainout


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) After having Tuesday's game postponed due to rain, the Tigers will start Tuesday's scheduled starter Justin Verlander Wednesday and Max Scherzer Thursday. With the new alignment, Drew Smyly will be skipped this turn through the rotation.

Offense helps Max Scherzer end winless slide


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Tigers starter Max Scherzer was not at the top of his game Saturday against the Red Sox, but he got enough help to end his winless streak at three starts.  

Scherzer pitched into the seventh inning, but failed to throw a quality start for the fourth straight outing.  He was tagged for four runs on 11 hits and a walk, but never trailed during the 8-6 win.

Scherzer struck out nine batters in the game, pushing him into third place in the American League with 98 for the season. He is 7-2 with a 3.38 ERA heading into his next outing, Thursday against the White Sox.


Max Scherzer takes a step back in loss to M's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer was not at his best on Sunday and was pegged with the loss in a 4-0 defeat to the Mariners in Seattle. The right-hander yielded four runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings of work.

Scherzer owns a 3.20 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP through his first 12 starts (78 2/3 innings). He will look to get back on track Saturday at home against Boston. He is 4-0 with a 1.54 ERA in five starts at home this season.

Max Scherzer gives up five runs in no-decision vs. A's


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer wasn't a factor in the decision Tuesday after giving up five earned runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings while striking out four in his team's 6-5 win over the A's.

Scherzer gave up two runs on a pair of doubles in the second inning and his third on a balk in the fourth inning. Later in the fourth, he served up a two-run home run, but his offense took him off the hook for a loss later in the game.

Scherzer has posted back-to-back mediocre efforts after rattling off six straight wins, and he now owns a 3.00 ERA and 82:24 K:BB ratio in 72 innings. He'll take on the Mariners Sunday.


Max Scherzer roughed up Wednesday in rare poor start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Tigers ace Max Scherzer entered his start Wednesday in Cleveland as one of the hottest pitchers in the sport. He left licking his wounds after giving up seven runs in the first three innings.

Scherzer did fight his way through seven despite Phil Coke having warmed up in the second. But he finished having given up 12 hits with five strikeouts. He bottomed out in the second by surrendering five runs on six hits. He had not given up more than four runs in any game this season.

He will seek to turn it around Tuesday in Oakland.


Max Scherzer blanks Red Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer put together a quality start on Friday, earning his sixth win of the season, in a 1-0 victory over the Red Sox in Boston.

Scherzer (6-1) permitted just three hits and four walks while striking out seven in six innings pitched, improving his ERA from 2.04 to 1.83 on the year. 66 of his 106 pitches were strikes. Over his last four starts covering 26 innings, Scherzer has allowed only three earned runs.

Following the road win, Scherzer will make his next start Wednesday at Cleveland. He has not allowed an earned runs over his last 12 innings away from home.

Max Scherzer merely mediocre in defeat of Twins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Tigers ace Max Scherzer was uncharacteristically ordinary Saturday against Minnesota, but he was good enough to earn his fifth win in six decisions.

The only runs scored against him came on a three-run homer by Brian Dozier in the third, but Scherzer walked four and required 116 pitches to get through six innings. He did finish with a flourish by striking out Aaron Hicks and Danny Santana.

Scherzer, whose ERA inched up to 2.04, is scheduled to make his next start Friday in Boston.


Max Scherzer dominates Astros with eight scoreless innings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer blew away the Astros Monday for his fourth win, giving up just three hits and one walk in eight scoreless innings while striking out nine in his team's 2-0 victory.

Scherzer (4-1) locked down his fourth consecutive victory and his second straight scoreless outing after the Astros ran into a strike-'em-out, throw-'em-out double play to end the eighth and final inning for the Detroit starter. He owns an excellent 1.72 ERA and 60:12 K:BB ratio in 47 innings. Scherzer will get the Twins at home Saturday looking to keep up his quality pitching.


Max Scherzer stymies White Sox to raise record to 3-1


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Tigers premier right-hander Max Scherzer needed 105 pitches to get through six innings Wednesday against the White Sox, but that was good enough to earn him his third straight win.

Scherzer blanked the Sox on four hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. He allowed two baserunners in both the third and fourth innings, but escaped the jams by fanning three batters. He has allowed just three earned runs with 26 strikeouts in his last 19 innings.

He will try for his fourth consecutive victory Monday against visiting Houston.


Max Scherzer set for Wednesday start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Tigers starter Max Scherzer is set to pitch Wednesday against the White Sox.

Scherzer was initially slated to start Wednesday, but there was some question as to whether the club would adjust the rotation following Sunday's rainout. Scherzer will remain on schedule and pitch Wednesday.

Scherzer has posted a 2.45 ERA in five starts.


Max Scherzer escapes jams in defeat of White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer needed 109 pitches to get through six innings Thursday against the White Sox, but that was enough to secure his second straight win.

Scherzer recovered from yielding a second-inning home run to Adam Dunn and left with a 3-2 lead. He escaped jams in the fourth and fifth innings in which he left two on base. He gave up two runs on seven hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts. He has just seven walks and 34 strikeouts in 27 innings this season.

He will try to make it three in a row overall and two consecutive wins against the White Sox next Wednesday in Chicago.


Max Scherzer earns first win over Angels


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer continued his solid string of starts to open the season Saturday, and finally picked up his first win against the Angels.

Scherzer tossed seven strong innings in the win, allowing just one run on a first-inning solo home run. He gave up just one hit while walking two batters, and he racked up nine strikeouts while throwing 70 of 111 pitches for strikes in a 5-2 win.

Scherzer has a 2.33 ERA after four starts, but had received just five total runs of support entering Saturday and had yet to win. He is now 1-1 heading into his next start, scheduled for Thursday against the White Sox. 


Tigers alter rotation for series against Angels


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Tigers right-hander Drew Smyly has been moved up to pitch Friday in the opener of the series against the Angels. The team has also announced the Max Scherzer will start Saturday with Rick Porcello to follow on Sunday.

Smyly has yet to make his first season this season, but has pitched six shutout innings with six strikeouts in relief.