Max Scherzer, Detroit
Detroit’s “other” righthanded strikeout machine whiffed 10, walked none and held the first four hitters in Twins lineup to 1-for-16.
BY THE NUMBERS
82 Points lost on Joe Mauer’s batting average since Tuesday, when he began his current 0-for-20 slump.
.353 Prince Fielder’s career batting average against Mike Pelfrey (6-17), including two home runs.
8 Runs driven in by Aaron Hicks, who ranks third on the Twins in RBI despite a .113 batting average.
It’s a rematch of Opening Day, when 2011 Cy Young and MVP winner Justin Verlander outdueled Twins righthander Vance Worley.