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Scherzer hurls complete game as Tigers blank White Sox


Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Max Scherzer tossed a three-hit shutout as
the  Detroit Tigers grabbed a 4-0 win over the Chicago White Sox in the finale
of a rain-shortened three-game set.

Scherzer  (8-2) tossed his first career shutout and complete game as he walked
three and struck out eight for Detroit, which had lost three straight.

"I  finally  got that monkey off  my back and was  able to go the whole nine,"
said Scherzer. "I finished the deal tonight and it's a great feeling."

Miguel  Cabrera drove  in  two runs,  Victor  Martinez hit  a  solo homer  and
Bryan Holaday went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the win.

Chris  Sale  (5-1) allowed  a run on  five hits with  10 strikeouts over seven
innings  for Chicago, which got doubles from Gordon Beckham and Alexei Ramirez
in the loss.

"I  always set my  mind to not worry who I'm pitching against, more just who's
in  their  lineup," said Sale.  "I just got about  things as it's just another
start."

Martinez  homered -- his 16th of the season -- to lead off the fifth for a 1-0
lead.

Cabrera  singled  home two  more runs in  the eighth and  Holaday added an RBI
single in the ninth for a 4-0 edge.

Chicago  left  men on second  and third in the  fourth when Scherzer got Dayan
Viciedo  to fly out and end the inning. The White Sox didn't get a runner past
second base the rest of the game.

                                   Game Notes

Tuesday's  contest between these clubs was rained out, with no makeup date yet
announced ... Chicago hosts Kansas City for three games starting on Friday ...
The  Tigers  host the Twins for  a three-game set beginning Friday ... Detroit
has won five of the nine games with Chicago this season.

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