Detroit Tigers shut out Pirates

Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 14 batters in Detroit's MLB win over Pittsburgh with Dodgers also sealing a win.

    Scherzer did not give a run on three hits in eight innings [AP]
    Scherzer did not give a run on three hits in eight innings [AP]

    Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 14 batters and collected his American League-leading 14th victory as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2.

    Scherzer (14-4) did not give a run on three hits in eight innings. JD Martinez drove in two runs for Detroit (65-54) while pinch hitter Gaby Sanchez hit a late two-run homer for the Pirates (64-57).

    Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Dodgers improved to a National League-best 70-53 with their 6-4 victory over Atlanta.

    Right fielder Nori Aoki's two-run triple in the fifth inning gave the Kansas City Royals the lead they held to beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3.

    Other results:

    Nationals 4, Mets 1

    Brewers 6, Cubs 2

    Cardinals 4, Padres 3

    Rays 6, Rangers 3

    Marlins 5, Diamondbacks 4 (10 innings)

    Red Sox 9, Astros 4

    Rockies 7, Reds 3

    SOURCE: Reuters


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