Max Scherzer makes some history as Detroit Tigers top Baltimore Orioles

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Max Scherzer has shrugged off the significance of his undefeated start, saying records are fluky statistics for pitchers and that he’s simply playing for a good team.

When the Detroit Tigers righthander found out he is the first to accomplish a couple feats since Rogers Clemens and Pedro Martinez, though, it knocked Scherzer off his humble script.

‘‘That tickles me when you say those type of names,’’ he said.

Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, and host Detroit beat the Baltimore Orioles, 5-1, on Monday night.

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