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Max Scherzer is the Second Tigers Pitcher to go 10-0

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Detriot Tigers pitcher Scherzer is has won all 10 of his starts, a record unseen since 1997.

Max Scherzer is the Second Tigers Pitcher to go 10-0

On June 17, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer won his tenth game of the season against zero losses. The win made Scherzer the second pitcher in Tigers history to go 10-0 in their first ten starts. The last Tigers pitcher to do so was George Mullin in 1909 - 104 years ago.

Scherzer not only made Tigers history, but he also made MLB history, becoming one of just 12 other pitchers to start a season 10-0, and the first pitcher to do it since Roger Clemens, who went 11-0 in his first 12 starts for the Blue Jays in 1997. Only 12 pitchers have started 10-0 or better since 1916, and Scherzer's name will be added to the list after the Tiger's 5-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles

Starting 10-0 takes not only good pitching, as Scherzer further proves he is an ace, but also takes a strong offense and run support, something the Tigers have been able to provide, and are currently on a six game win streak.

In Monday's 5-1 win in Detriot, Scherzer tore through the Orioles line up, striking out ten through six and came up big in some situations. In the top of the sixth inning Scherzer pitched himself out of a jam striking out Baltimore's first baseman Chris Davis.

Watch the strikeout here!

Scherzer struck out All-Star candidates Davis, Nick Markakis and Manny Machado in the fifth inning. He struck out Manny Machado twice on the night, and got Chris Dickerson swinging three times.

Obviously, Scherzer is proud of his 10-0 starts but in an interview with MLB.com said that he thinks wins and losses are a "flukey" stat based on the fact that it often depends on both pitching and offensive success, and would rather focus on his technique on the mound.

"The reason that I'm pitching well isn't because I'm 10-0, it's because of all the other things I'm doing," Scherzer said." You know... I'm pitching deep into games,  generating strikeouts, minimizing walks, doing all the little things it takes to be a good pitcher." 

Watch all of Scherzer's ten strikeouts here!

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