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Detroit's Max Scherzer strikes out 15 in 7 innings; Tigers rally past Pirates 4-3
DETROIT (AP) ' Max Scherzer struck out 15 ' the most by a Detroit pitcher in 40 years ' and the Tigers rallied for him with three runs in the seventh inning to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Sunday.
Scherzer (3-3) threw 115 pitches in seven innings and was done for the day when the Tigers came back from a 2-1 deficit while he was still the pitcher of record. Alex Avila hit a two-run single through a drawn-in infield to put Detroit ahead.
Pittsburgh scored a run in the ninth off Joaquin Benoit, but he held on for his first save this season.
Kevin Correia (1-5) allowed three runs in six-plus innings.
Mickey Lolich had 15 strikeouts for the Tigers in a 1972 game and set the club record of 16 in 1969.