Pitching
John Danks
ERA4.16

JohnDanks

SEASON CAREER
W2 59
L8 68
G13 172
IP82.2 1054.0
BB13 336
SO55 799
Saturday, August 3rd 7:08 PM ET
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
 

MaxScherzer

SEASON CAREER
W15 67
L1 43
G21 163
IP143.2 948.1
BB31 301
SO164 993
Pitching
Max Scherzer
ERA3.75
Chicago White Sox VS. 

Max Scherzer

Career vs. Chicago
6-4
2.51 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Gordon Beckham 24 .208 5 0 0 2 7 .269 .519 .250
Alejandro De Aza 17 .235 4 1 2 1 7 .278 .690 .412
Adam Dunn 21 .286 6 2 3 4 10 .400 .971 .571
Jeff Keppinger 6 .333 2 1 2 3 1 .556 1.389 .833
Paul Konerko 29 .276 8 2 4 1 12 .300 .783 .483
Alexei Ramirez 30 .100 3 0 0 3 3 .182 .315 .133
Alex Rios 24 .125 3 0 0 1 8 .160 .327 .167
Dayan Viciedo 12 .333 4 1 2 0 5 .333 1.000 .667
Dewayne Wise 6 .500 3 0 0 1 2 .571 1.071 .500
Detroit Tigers VS. 

John Danks

Career vs. Detroit
4-8
5.55 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Alex Avila 14 .429 6 0 5 1 3 .467 1.038 .571
Miguel Cabrera 31 .290 9 0 1 7 4 .421 .744 .323
Andy Dirks 1 .000 0 0 0 1 0 .667 .667 .000
Prince Fielder 3 1.000 3 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.333 1.333
Torii Hunter 33 .303 10 1 7 3 5 .361 .816 .455
Omar Infante 9 .111 1 1 1 1 4 .200 .644 .444
Austin Jackson 25 .400 10 2 5 4 5 .483 1.203 .720
Don Kelly 3 .333 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .666 .333
Victor Martinez 31 .226 7 3 5 2 4 .273 .789 .516
Brayan Pena 9 .222 2 0 0 0 0 .222 .444 .222
Jhonny Peralta 42 .214 9 1 6 7 10 .353 .710 .357
Ramon Santiago 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Tuiasosopo 6 .167 1 0 0 0 2 .167 .500 .333

Scherzer wins 16th, Tigers beat White Sox 3-0

DETROIT (AP) -- With almost two months left in the season, Max Scherzer has already equaled his career high in wins.

He's also closing in on another lofty mark - 1,000 strikeouts.

"Wins are important for the team, and I'm up about that," Scherzer said. "But to reach milestones for your career, sometimes that's a better personal reflection of yourself."

Scherzer will have to wait for that 1,000th strikeout after falling one short Saturday night, but the Detroit right-hander took a shutout into the eighth inning, and the bullpen held on in the Tigers' 3-0 victory over the punchless Chicago White Sox. Scherzer became baseball's first 16-game winner.

The White Sox have lost nine straight. The AL Central-leading Tigers have won 11 of 12, despite playing most of that stretch without slugger Miguel Cabrera .

"I've always said that we have so much talent in this clubhouse," Scherzer said. "Miggy's a big part of it, but even without Miggy, there's plenty of guys in here that are very capable of dominating in the major leagues."

Cabrera has been bothered by hip and abdominal problems and sat out Saturday.

Scherzer (16-1) allowed three hits in 7 2-3 innings. Jose Veras got the third out of the eighth, and Joaquin Benoit finished for his 12th save in 12 chances.

John Danks (2-9) allowed six hits in seven innings, including solo homers by Torii Hunter , Jhonny Peralta and Jose Iglesias .

Scherzer is the first pitcher to win at least 16 of his first 17 decisions since Roger Clemens started 16-1 in 2001, according to STATS. Scherzer walked three and struck out six.

"It is pretty tough to do much against Scherzer right now," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "He's just got too much stuff. He can throw all of his off-speed pitches exactly where he wants them, and you can't tell them apart from his fastball. So you are watching for the break, and you don't have a chance to catch up to his velocity."

Scherzer also won 16 games last season. He's been the beneficiary of a lot of run support this year, but he didn't need much against the White Sox. Hunter opened the scoring with a homer to left in the first.

"These are real baseball games. We love those close games, those tight games," Hunter said. "Good pitching beats good hitting any day. Whenever they make a mistake, you just don't want to miss it."

Peralta - who faces a possible suspension from Major League Baseball's drug investigation - made it 2-0 with a drive to the bushes beyond the center-field wall in the second.

Iglesias, acquired just before the trade deadline - partly as insurance against a possible suspension to Peralta - added a homer of his own in the fourth.

This was the second game with the Tigers for Iglesias. He hit one homer in 63 games for Boston this season.

The White Sox, meanwhile, got another sold start that they failed to take advantage of. The Chicago starters have a 2.72 ERA during this losing streak.

Chicago pinch-hitter Jordan Danks hit a long flyball in the eighth that center fielder Austin Jackson caught at the wall in left-center. When Veras came in, Alexei Ramirez jack-knifed out of the way on his first pitch - only to have the breaking ball drop across the heart of the plate for a strike.

The White Sox have scored two runs in their last three games.

NOTES: Chicago has requested waivers on OF Dewayne Wise for the purpose of granting his unconditional release. Wise has been on the DL since May 30 with a strained right hamstring and right oblique strain. ... The Tigers wore jerseys that said "Tigres" while honoring the contributions of Hispanic and Latino players. ... Detroit tries for a three-game sweep Sunday, with RHP Rick Porcello (8-6) taking the mound against Chicago RHP Andre Rienzo (0-0).

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