Max Scherzer became Major League Baseball’s first 11-game winner this season as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Boston Red Sox 10-3.
Scherzer is the first pitcher to start 11-0 since Roger Clemens in 1997, according to Stats LLC.
He allowed two runs on six hits, including a home run by David Ortiz, and struck out six in seven innings last night at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Victor Martinez hit a grand slam to give the Tigers a 4-2 first-inning win and Omar Infante added a two-run homer in the seventh inning.
Allen Webster (0-2) surrendered five runs on eight hits and struck out five in 4 1/3 innings.
The Tigers (41-32) lead the American League Central, while the Red Sox (45-32) top the AL East.
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