Scherzer has been all but a sure thing so far this season.
Max Scherzer (13-0, 3.06 ERA) can become the first pitcher to start a season 14-0 since Roger Clemens in 1986, and the first to be 14-0 at the All-Star Break with a victory tonight against the Texas Rangers. Texas will counter with Derek Holland (7-4, 3.19), who is winless in his three career starts against the Tigers but owns a 3.31 ERA in 16.1 IP with 20 strikeouts.
Scherzer is 4-0 against the Rangers for his career, sporting a 3.35 ERA in 43 IP with 39 strikeouts.
Scherzer hasn’t allowed more than three runs since he allowed five against the Houston Astros on May 15th, a ten start stretch.
Lineups after the jump
Rangers (D. Holland — L)
Tigers (M. Scherzer — R)