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Scherzer improves to 11-0 in Tigers' rout of BoSox

3:25 AM, Jun 23, 2013   |    comments
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Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Victor Martinez hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and Max Scherzer continued his impressive start to the season after pitching seven strong innings as the Detroit Tigers humbled the Boston Red Sox, 10-3, in the third installment of a four-game set at Comerica Park.

Scherzer tied a franchise record held by George Mullin in 1909 by opening the season a perfect 11-0. He yielded two runs and struck out six, and passed Pedro Martinez (2001) as the only hurler to fan at least six batters in each of his first 15 outings of the season. Martinez accomplished the feat in his first 14 outings with Boston.

Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and Austin Jackson had three hits and drove in a run for the Tigers, who have won two of three in the series.

David Ortiz set the record for a visiting player at Comerica Park with his 18th career homer -- a solo shot -- and Jarrod Saltalamacchia added a ninth- inning RBI single for the Red Sox.

Allen Webster (0-2), who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket prior to the game, was tagged for five runs on eight hits and two walks over 4 1/3 frames in the setback. The Red Sox have lost three of four.

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