Tigers get great pitching from Scherzer

7.10.14:  Tigers beat the Dodgers 4-1


DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings, outdueling Zack Greinke and helping the shorthanded Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday.


Detroit was without sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, but the AL Central-leading Tigers scored two runs in the first inning against Greinke, and Scherzer made the lead hold up. The All-Star right-hander allowed a run and four hits. He struck out seven and walked two.


Joba Chamberlain struck out two in the eighth, and Joe Nathan fanned two in a perfect ninth for his 18th save in 23 chances.


Greinke allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings. He struck out eight without a walk.


Miguel Rojas of the Dodgers hit his first career homer in the fifth.


The Tigers get ready for a new series with Kansas City tonight.