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Game Story

Max Scherzer and Brad Ausmus both knew early on Thursday afternoon that something special might be happening. When Scherzer struck out eight Pittsburgh batters in the first three innings, Ausmus was thinking of two of the worst days of his playing career.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 3
Det 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 X 5 6 0

Scoring Summary

Bottom 5th: Detroit
J.D. Martinez homered to deep left
PIT 0 - DET 1
Bottom 6th: Detroit
J.D. Martinez walked, Rajai Davis scored, Ian Kinsler to third, Victor Martinez to second
PIT 0 - DET 2
Bottom 8th: Detroit
J.D. Martinez singled to shallow right, Miguel Cabrera to third, Victor Martinez to second, Miguel Cabrera scored, Victor Martinez to third, J.D. Martinez to second on second baseman Michael Martínez's fielding error
PIT 0 - DET 3
Nick Castellanos singled to shallow center, Victor Martinez and Don Kelly scored
PIT 0 - DET 5
Top 9th: Pittsburgh
Gaby Sánchez homered to deep left, Josh Harrison scored
PIT 2 - DET 5

Pitching Details

Batting

Pittsburgh

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Grégory PolancoRF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .260
Travis SniderLF 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .258
Josh Harrison3B-SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .313
Ike Davis1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 .238
Gaby SánchezPH 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .226
Starling MarteCF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .261
Pedro ÁlvarezDH 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .229
Jordy MercerSS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .264
Jayson Nix3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .147
Chris StewartC 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .283
Michael Martínez2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .135
Totals 30 2 4 2 1 3 14 0 10
Batting
2B - T Snider (6, M Scherzer); S Marte (20, M Scherzer)
HR - G Sanchez (6, 9th inning off P Coke 1 on, 1 Out)
RBI - G Sanchez 2 (24)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - S Marte 1, J Mercer 1
Team LOB - 4
Running
CS - C Stewart (1, 2nd base by M Scherzer/A Avila)
Fielding
E - M Martinez (1, field); F Liriano (3, field, throw)
DP - 1 (J Harrison-M Martinez-C Stewart)

Detroit

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Rajai DavisCF-LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .290
Ian Kinsler2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .287
Miguel Cabrera1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .307
Víctor MartínezDH 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .323
Torii HunterRF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 .273
J.D. MartínezLF 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 .303
Don KellyPR-3B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Nick Castellanos3B 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 3 .265
Ezequiel CarreraPR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273
Álex ÁvilaC 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 .223
Eugenio SuárezSS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .234
Totals 30 5 6 4 1 5 10 2 16
Batting
2B - R Davis (22, F Liriano); M Cabrera (37, B Cumpton)
HR - J Martinez (16, 5th inning off F Liriano 0 on, 0 Out)
RBI - J Martinez 2 (53), N Castellanos 2 (48)
2-out RBI - J Martinez, N Castellanos 2
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Hunter 1, N Castellanos 2, A Avila 1
Team LOB - 6
Running
SB - I Kinsler (12, 2nd base off F Liriano/C Stewart), E Carrera (2, 2nd base off B Cumpton/C Stewart)
Fielding
DP - 1 (A Avila-E Suarez)

Pitching

Pittsburgh

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Francisco Liriano(L, 3-9) 6.0 3 2 2 4 9 1 1.29 3.78
Brandon Cumpton 2.0 3 3 2 1 1 0 1.48 5.12

Detroit

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Max Scherzer(W, 14-4) 8.0 3 0 0 2 14 0 1.14 2.98
Phil Coke 0.1 1 2 2 1 0 1 1.50 4.50
Joba Chamberlain 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.25 3.14
Pitching
IBB - V Martinez 2 (by F Liriano, by B Cumpton)
Pitches-strikes - F Liriano 102-59; B Cumpton 39-20; M Scherzer 121-81; P Coke 13-7; J Chamberlain 4-3
Ground balls-fly balls - F Liriano 8-3; B Cumpton 2-3; M Scherzer 5-4; P Coke 1-1; J Chamberlain 1-1
Batters faced - F Liriano 25; B Cumpton 10; M Scherzer 28; P Coke 3; J Chamberlain 2
Game Details
Game Time: 2:55.
Umpires: HP--Paul Schrieber. 1B--Adam Hamari. 2B--Alfonso Marquez. 3B--Ted Barrett.
Weather: 67 degrees, Mostly Cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to Center.
Attendance: 41,986.