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Max Scherzer improves to 15-1 as Tigers embarrass Phillies

Jul 27, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

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Max Scherzer picked up his easiest W of the season as the Tigers rolled over the hapless Phillies 10-0 tonight at Comerica Park. With reliever Raul Valdes making a spot start in place of Cliff Lee, dealing with a stiff neck, the Tigers put up a five-spot in the first inning. Miguel Cabrera got the ball rolling with a solo home run, his 32nd of the season, and Matt Tuiasosopo added a gut punch with a three-run home run before Valdes could even break a sweat.

The Tigers added three more runs in the second on an RBI single by Cabrera and a two-run single by Victor Martinez. Extra runs were added in the fourth on a Cabrera ground out, and in the fifth on a Torii Hunter sacrifice fly.

Meanwhile, Scherzer limited a decimated Phillies lineup to one hit over six innings. He issued no free passes while striking out seven, lowering his ERA to 3.01. Al Alburquerque tossed two scoreless frames in relief before giving way to Evan Reed in the ninth. Reed enjoyed a quick 1-2-3 inning to wrap up the 10-0 victory.

The loss is the Phillies’ seventh in a row. They fall to 49-55, a full ten games behind the first place Braves in the NL East. They are temporarily ten games behind the Reds for the second Wild Card as well, but it will go up or down by a half-game depending on the result of tonight’s Reds-Dodgers game. The Tigers maintain a three-game lead over the Indians in the AL Central.

  1. imnotyourbuddyguy - Jul 27, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Zack Lee for Cliff Lee?

  2. schroedee - Jul 28, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    Im glad to see Miggy jump right back into the swing of things after his injury… Davis better watch out, the repeat of the triple crown is looking more and more like a probability… See or No mf…. (miggy)

  3. historiophiliac - Jul 28, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    His Heterochromianess, y’all! Wahoooooo! Happy Birthday, Max.

  4. autumnoo - Jul 28, 2013 at 3:29 AM

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    • schroedee - Jul 28, 2013 at 11:14 PM

      Get this ad crap outta here….. Autumnoo is a leech… What a loser….

  5. chew1985 - Jul 28, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    The Phillies do NOT need any help embarrassing themselves. The Tigers are getting credit they don’t deserve. The Phillies have returned to the Travis Lee/Chad Ogea era right before our eyes.

    And why they did not call up a kid from AA or AAA to start last night’s game is a mystery; because now not only is their bullpen lousy; it is tired and overworked also.

  6. snipedanglecelly13 - Jul 28, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Max gonna win cy young this year hands down! No question about it.

  7. snipedanglecelly13 - Jul 28, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Max gonna win cy young this year hands down! No question about it.

  8. modellforprez - Jul 28, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Nothing like seeing the city i hate most get the shit beat out of them. F philly and they obnoxious tards who think the teams there are so good. damn philty lucky bitch philles won that world series couple years bac or your championship drought would be even longer. couldnt have happened to a more of a bigger piece of shit of people than those fucking idiots who only know how to say Giroux sucks hartnell swallows

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