Max Scherzer Strikes Out 10 to Win 10th

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Max Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10 Orioles on Monday night as the Tigers defeated the Orioles 5-1. Scherzer allowed one run and seven hits in six innings. His only mistake was the pitch Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 24th homer in the second, but Scherzer struck out Davis with the bases loaded in the fifth and the Orioles down by two runs. Scherzer lowered his ERA to 3.08 this season for the AL Central leaders. Scherzer is having a great season as he also has a 3.08 ERA and 116 strikeouts to go along with his perfect record. He is putting together an elite fantasy campaign.

 MLB NEWS & NOTES

  • Giancarlo Stanton belted two home runs and the second one was the game-winner on Monday night against the Diamondbacks. Stanton drove in all three runs for the Marlins on this night.
  • Albert Pujols went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored Monday night against Seattle. Pujols is now batting .266, which is the highest it has been since late April.
  • James Shields threw six strong innings of one-run ball Monday against the Indians, but he continues to little run support from his teammates. Shields remains winless since April 30. Shields has gone at least seven innings and has  allowed two runs or less in six out of his last seven starts, but he doesn't have any wins to show for it.
  • Freddie Freeman belted a game winning two-run home run early Tuesday morning as the Braves defeated the Mets 2-1. The game ended at 1:22am local time after a 3 1/2 hour rain delay. Freeman is now batting .327 with 7 home runs and 48 RBI.
  • Ian Kennedy has dropped his appeal and began serving his 10-game suspension Monday night. The Diamondbacks have a few off days so it appears that Kennedy will only miss one start. He is eligible to return on June 29th.
  • Chris Davis belted  his major-league leading 24th homer in the Orioles loss to the Tigers on Monday night.
  • Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Monday's 8-7 win over the A's. Cruz has 18 home runs and is on pace to blow past his career high 33 home runs.
  • Roy Oswalt is expected to join the Rockies' rotation on Thursday against the Nationals. Oswalt has pitched well at Double-A Tulsa since he joined the Rockies in May. He has a  2.16 ERA in 33 1/3 innings. He may be worth adding in deep mixed leagues and NL-Only leagues for a small investment with your FAAB budget.
  • Chase Utley (oblique) could begin a minor league rehab assignment as early as today. He has been taking batting practice in recent days and reports no issues.
  • Ryan Madson (elbow) could resume throwing from a mound this weekend or early next week. Madson has had multiple setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John Surgery so at this point there is really no reason to be excited about this news.