Never had pitched a complete game, Max Scherzer? You’ve pitched one now.

Never had a two-run infield single, Miguel Cabrera? You have one now.

Never had hit a home run off Chris Sale before, Victor Martinez? Uh-oh, buzzer sound.

He had hit one — but go ahead, have another, Victor.

With Scherzer tossing a three-hitter, Cabrera driving in two runs with a grounder to second and Martinez hitting Sale like no one else does, the Tigers left U.S. Cellular Field on the heels of Thursday night’s 4-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

That doesn’t mean they have solved all their problems. They’re 7-16 in their last 23 games, but the Tigers felt good, and rightly so, that much of what they need to go right went right

Starting with the complete game — the possibility of which crossed manager Brad Ausmus’ mind as early as the first inning.

“I was surprised when I learned earlier this year he’d never thrown one,” Ausmus said. “He wanted this one, for sure.

“The win is a big pickup for us. It really was. Max had his best stuff. It was a great outing when we needed it.”

Scherzer had pitched nine innings in a game that went 10 against the Twins in 2010. So it wasn’t as if going nine was the blank that was filled.

It was the zero in the complete-game column — although Scherzer downplayed that end of it.

“I never thought about it,” he said. “If I go out there and pitch eight innings every time, I’m a pretty darn good pitcher.

“I threw a lot of first-pitch strikes in this game, though, and that’s a recipe for success.”