The American League welcomed its first 10-game winner Monday night.
And the Tigers welcomed just their second starter in franchise history to the 10-0 club.

Max Scherzer improved to 10-0 this season, tossing six historic-making innings as the Detroit Tigers cooled off the scorching Baltimore Orioles with a 5-1 win under threatening skies at Comerica Park.

Scherzer gave up one run on seven hits, striking out 10 to become the major's only unbeaten pitcher with at least 10 wins and the first pitcher to begin a season 10-0 since Roger Clemens went 11-0 for Toronto in 1997, according to STATS.

When Scherzer walked off the mound after the sixth with 113 pitches under his belt, he was greeted to a standing ovation from the 32,525 in attendance before receiving hugs from appreciative teammates in the Tigers' dugout.

With the win, Scherzer became just the second Tigers pitcher to start a season 10-0 since George Mullin went 11-0 in 1909, according to Elias Sports Bureau. He's now won five of his last six starts while posting a 1.93 ERA and striking out 48 over 42 innings.

The win gave the Tigers a five-game division lead over the second-place Kansas City Royals and handed the Orioles only their third loss in nine games.