The song remained the same for the Rockies on Sunday afternoon in Motown. Starter Jeremy Guthrie was off key, again.

The Rockies' bats were silenced on the road, again, this time by Detroit right-hander Max Scherzer, who blanked them for eight innings.

Compounding Colorado's misery, star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was a last-minute scratch because of a strained right knee. He's listed as day to day.

"It was punch in the nose before you even get a chance to walk the (lineup) cards out there," manager Jim Tracy said.