A month ago Max Scherzer started for the American League in the All-Star Game and tossed a flawless inning before exiting at Citi Field. He picked up right where he left off Saturday afternoon. In a battle of league aces Scherzer took a one-hitter into the sixth inning and outdueled Mets right-hander Matt Harvey in a reprise of the pitching matchup from the July 16 Midsummer Classic in New York. Scherzer worked six shutout innings in Detroit's 3-0 win and picked up his 19th victory to become just the third pitcher in history to start 19-1 joining Rube Marquard (1912 New York Giants) and Roger Clemens (2001 Yankees). It was the first time the All-Star Game starters have started against each other in the same regular season according to the Elias Sports Bureau. With the win Scherzer became the fastest pitcher in the major leagues to 19 victories since Justin Verlander picked up his 19th on Aug. 22 2011 en route to a 24-win season.
Tigers' Scherzer blanks Mets, outduels Matt Harvey to improve to 19-1
Michigan Live | Aug 25