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Orioles get to Detroit ace Max Scherzer early, late in Game 1 win
Orioles get to Detroit ace Max Scherzer early, late in Game 1 win

Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers are in a 1-0 hole to the Orioles in the American League Division Series partly because the 2013 Cy Young Award winner spent the first two innings trying to avoid one on the mound. Scherzer and Orioles starter Chris Tillman began their windups in a similar spot early in the game, the Tigers starter said, creating a hole in the dirt near the pitching rubber. Scherzer compensated by taking a wider step off the rubber to start his motion, which threw his deliver out of whack and allowed the Orioles to pick up five of the seven hits they got off Scherzer — and three crucial early runs — before he adjusted. “It's no excuse — I...

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