Mariners 4, Tigers 0
After a grueling stretch, the Tigers concluded their seven game trip with lackluster attack behind Max Scherzer (12 GS, 78.2 IP, 3.20 ERA, 3.12 FIP, 1.8 fWAR) who performed ably in 6.2 innings. Max allowed four runs, but didn’t issue any free passes and struck out 7. He looked strong at times but mixed in enough mistake pitches to surrender a collection of runs. It wouldn’t matter much how good or bad Scherzer was as the bats were very quiet against Elias throughout the ballgame. The club registered just three hits and a walk across nine innings and coasted to series defeat. The Tigers will enjoy the day off tomorrow and start back up at home against the Blue Jays with Anibal Sanchez (8 GS, 43.1 IP, 2.49 ERA, 2.21 FIP, 1.5 fWAR) taking the ball Tuesday.
The Moment: Scherzer punishes Saunders with a four pitch strikeout.