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"Scherzer was 13-0 for a reason. He's got great stuff," Holland said. "Today I made pitches when I needed to and I thought my defense did a great job making plays and saving me. It's up there with the big games this year."
Texas starters are only 10-13 since the beginning of June, even after Holland's solid performance.
Detroit's rotation, meanwhile, has been among the best in the game — and Scherzer has certainly contributed his share. He's a big part of the Tigers' efforts to win their third straight division title.
"I believe in my talents and I believe going forward that I'm going to put together other streaks as well," Scherzer said.
NOTES: Ian Kinsler set a Rangers' record with his 162nd career steal, breaking a tie with Bump Wills. ... Detroit's Victor Martinez left the bases loaded with a third-inning strikeout and had his hitting streak snapped at 14 games. ... Tigers ace Justin Verlander (9-6) starts Sunday against Texas LHP Martin Perez (3-1).
|San Diego - LP: J. Lane||0||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: E. Santana||2|
|Washington - J. Zimmermann||6:10 PM|
|Miami - N. Eovaldi|
|Philadelphia - A. Burnett||6:10 PM|
|NY Mets - B. Colon|
|Milwaukee - K. Lohse||6:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi|
|Toronto - R. Dickey||6:10 PM|
|Boston - C. Buchholz|
|Arizona - C. Anderson||6:10 PM|
|Cincinnati - H. Bailey|
|Colorado - Y. Flande||7:05 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wada|
|NY Yankees - D. Phelps||7:05 PM|
|Texas - Y. Darvish|
|Oakland - J. Chavez||7:10 PM|
|Houston - B. Oberholtzer|
|Pittsburgh - V. Worley||9:15 PM|
|San Francisco - M. Bumgarner|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||9:00 PM|