Pirates turn tables on Scherzer

Jul 25, 2015

Pirates turn tables on Scherzer

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer put his team in an early hole when Pedro Alvarez crushed a two-run home run out of the stadium in the second inning. His hitters responded with four runs in the fourth that should have put Scherzer back in ...

Cueto outduels All-Star Scherzer

Jul 8, 2015

Cueto outduels All-Star Scherzer

In a matchup against Max Scherzer and the first-place Washington Nationals, Johnny Cueto lifted his game to another level — perhaps that of an All-Star. Cueto pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts, Joey Votto homered and drove in three runs and the Cincinnati Reds ...

Scherzer scintillating again

Jun 27, 2015

Scherzer scintillating again

Max Scherzer has been so dominant that teammates are surprised when he actually gives up a hit. Scherzer took a perfect game into the sixth inning in his bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters and ...

Scherzer throws no-hitter after losing perfect game in ninth

Jun 21, 2015

Scherzer throws no-hitter after losing perfect game in ninth

Just one strike from a perfect game, Max Scherzer saw it slip away with a misplaced slider. Or, some thought, a misplaced elbow. Scherzer lost his bid in agonizing fashion, plunking a batter with two outs in the ninth inning before finishing off a ...

Verlander confident Tigers won't have drop off

Jan 23, 2015

Verlander confident Tigers won't have drop off

Justin Verlander is doing his best to take Max Scherzer’s departure in stride. Yes, the Detroit Tigers will miss Scherzer, one of the game’s top right-handers. But his exit via free agency was by no means a shock. “Obviously you don’t want to see ...

Nats bolster rotation with Scherzer

Jan 22, 2015

Nats bolster rotation with Scherzer

Forgive Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner if he got swept up in the scene. Speaking after a news conference Wednesday to announce the addition — via a $210 million, seven-year contract — of 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, Lerner was thinking ...

Scherzer out for big bucks

Dec 11, 2014

Scherzer out for big bucks

Clayton Kershaw is considered the top pitcher in baseball, with three Cy Young Awards in four years for the Los Angeles Dodgers, an NL Most Valuable Player award and a $215 million, seven-year contract. Max Scherzer may be seeking an even bigger deal as ...

Tigers put more heat on first-place Royals

Sep 10, 2014

Tigers put more heat on first-place Royals

Max Scherzer figured he had squandered another lead when Alex Gordon’s fifth-inning drive sailed down the line in right field. “When that came off the bat, I was sure that thing was gone, and I was stunned when I turned around and realized it ...

Scherzer throws first complete game

Jun 13, 2014

Scherzer throws first complete game

Max Scherzer already has a Cy Young Award. Now he has a complete game. Scherzer tossed a three-hitter in his 179th career start for his first complete game and Victor Martinez hit his 16th homer Thursday to lead the Detroit Tigers a 4-0 win ...

Scherzer outduels Lester, picks up sixth straight win

May 17, 2014

Scherzer outduels Lester, picks up sixth straight win

Max Scherzer is hard to faze. Detroit’s right-hander wasn’t bothered by a 47-minute rain delay in the fourth inning Friday night and wasn’t flustered when the game restarted 10 minutes earlier than anticipated. And as for the defending World Series champions? They hardly troubled ...