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Sunday, September 2, 2012

VIDEO: Scherzer blanks White Sox for 8 innings

Max Scherzer continued his personal hot streak, shutting out the Chicago White Sox for eight innings Saturday night, helping clinch a series win with the 5-1 victory.

His 15th win matches his career high, set last year, while he became the first pitcher in Major League Baseball to roll past the 200-strikeout plateau. It was the MLB-leading 12th time he struck nine or more out in a game, and the ninth start in a row he fanned at least eight batters.

Two hundred strikeouts is a lot, right Max?

"Yeah, obviously. That’s a feat that will probably sink in more once the season’s over. It’s not easy to strike guys out in this league because they have a game plan to go against you," he said Saturday night. "But obviously, to come out tonight, to obviously have the stuff I did, to be able to come up with the huge start, to be able to go eight scoreless in a game we really need, that’s what puts a smile on my face."

Scherzer had a smile on his face throughout much of the postgame interview:


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