Scherzer, Tigers shut down White Sox 5-1
Max Scherzer threw six scoreless innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 Wednesday to finish a two-game sweep.Scherzer (3-1) won his third straight start, allowing four hits while striking out seven to become the first pitcher in team history with at least seven strikeouts in each of his first six starts. He also became the first in the majors to do it since Tim Lincecum began the 2010 season with at least six strikeouts in his first seven starts. Scherzer's strong outing helped the Tigers win for the fourth time in five games, and shut down the powerful White Sox offense for the second straight day. On Tuesday, Justin Verlander and two relievers held the White Sox to seven hits in a 4-3 Detroit win. Scherzer and the Tigers continued that Wednesday against a team that started the day first in the American League in runs and second in home runs and slugging. Detroit was one out away from its first shutout of the season, but Tyler Flowers' single off Evan Reed gave Chicago its run. via Scherzer, Tigers shut down White Sox 5-1 | FOX Sports on MSN.