The Max Scherzer Report

Max Scherzer pitched brilliantly last night.

Jon Lester pitched better.

The Tigers’ ace held Boston to two runs in seven innings of five-hit ball

Boston’s ace held the Tigers to one run in seven innings of eight-ball.

The Sox won, 2-1.

Scherzer learned that it is easier to lose two games in a season than it is to win 20 as he suffered his first road loss since July 30, 2012, once again like last night at Fenway Park.

Lester is now 13-8 with a 3.88 ERA. Scherzer is 19-2 with a 2.88 ERA.

Pitchers with at least 19 wins and fewer than three losses

Rk Player L W Year Age Tm G GS CG SHO GF W-L% IP ERA
1 Cliff Lee 3 22 2008 29 CLE 31 31 4 2 0 .880 223.1 2.54
2 Roger Clemens 3 20 2001 38 NYY 33 33 0 0 0 .870 220.1 3.51
3 David Cone 3 20 1988 25 NYM 35 28 8 4 0 .870 231.1 2.22
4 Orel Hershiser 3 19 1985 26 LAD 36 34 9 5 1 .864 239.2 2.03
5 Ron Guidry 3 25 1978 27 NYY 35 35 16 9 0 .893 273.2 1.74
6 Preacher Roe 3 22 1951 35 BRO 34 33 19 2 1 .880 257.2 3.04
7 Max Scherzer 2 19 2013 28 DET 28 28 0 0 0 .905 190.1 2.88
8 Greg Maddux 2 19 1995 29 ATL 28 28 10 3 0 .905 209.2 1.63
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