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Tigers Tame Pirates 5-2 Behind Scherzer's 14 K's

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 01:49:00 +0000

Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- Reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (14-4) struck out 14 batters as the Detroit Tigers (65-54) beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (64-57) 5-2 on Thursday. The righthander tossed 121 pitches over eight scoreless frames, allowing just three hits and two walks.

Outfielder J.D. Martinez led the offensive attack for the Tigers, going two-for-three with a homer and two RBIs. Third baseman Nick Castellanos contributed to the winning effort with two hits and two RBIs.

Pirates starter Francisco Liriano (3-9) allowed two earned runs, three hits and four walks while striking out nine across six innings of work.

Pittsburgh travels to Washington to take on the Nationals in a three-game series beginning on Friday, while Detroit will welcome the Seattle Mariners for a three-game weekend series.

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