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May 4, 2008
Two of the best young pitchers in baseball will go head to head at Citizens Bank Park today when San Francisco Giants righthander Tim Lincecum opposes Phillies lefty Cole Hamels. Lincecum, 23, is 4-1 with a 1.73 ERA. Entering Friday, he was tied for second in the National League with 40 strikeouts. Hamels, 24, was eighth with 36. Lincecum, the 10th overall pick in the 2006 draft, stands just 5-foot-11 and weighs 170 pounds, but his whip-like delivery helps his fastball reach 98 m.p.h.
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October 10, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Detroit Tigers are wet and wounded. After Game 2 of the ALCS in Texas was postponed yesterday because of more rain in the forecast, manager Jim Leyland said the Tigers have lost their second starting outfielder for the series. Magglio Ordonez is done for the postseason after he refractured his right ankle, which was surgically repaired in July 2010. He had missed more than a month this summer because of problems with the ankle, then came out of the twice-interrupted series opener.
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October 14, 2012 | By Ronald Blum, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez returned to the Yankees' starting lineup for their AL Championship Series opener against Detroit on Saturday night, dropped to sixth in the batting order. Rodriguez was 2 for 16 with no RBIs in the division series against Baltimore, going hitless in 12 at-bats against righthanded pitchers with nine strikeouts. Manager Joe Girardi pinch-hit for him in Games 3 and 4. "This is a guy we know can do a lot of damage," Girardi said. "I talk about sometimes going with my gut and evaluating what I see and different things you take into account when you made the lineup up, talk to people, and I think he's raring to go. " The 37-year-old third baseman had not hit as low as sixth since Joe Torre batted him eighth in the fourth and final game of the 2006 AL division series against the Tigers, according to Stats L.L.C.
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January 19, 2014
American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer agreed Friday to a one-year contract with the Detroit Tigers for $15,525,000, avoiding arbitration with free agency less than a year away. Scherzer could have an even bigger payday coming soon - one way or another. He is eligible to go on the market after the season, although the Tigers would love to avoid that by signing him to a long-term contract. Mets. Closer Bobby Parnell has agreed to a $3.7 million, one-year contract, and leftfielder Eric Young Jr. has settled for a $1.85 million, one-year deal.
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April 13, 2015
Six games into the season, the Phillies will get their first taste of the headliner to baseball's best rotation. New Nationals ace Max Scherzer will make his Citizens Bank Park debut Sunday opposite Sean O'Sullivan, who is coming up from triple-A Lehigh Valley to serve as the Phillies' fifth starter. Scherzer, who in January signed with Washington for seven years and $210 million, lost his debut Monday but received only one run of support. The 30-year-old righthander allowed three unearned runs on four hits over 72/3 innings.
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August 17, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
MIGUEL CABRERA set another record, Max Scherzer recovered from a brief bout with wildness and frustration, and the Detroit Tigers headed home in a good mood after a rough start to this road trip. They're still right there in the playoff race, despite months of substandard play. Cabrera became the first player in Tigers history to reach 30 home runs in five straight seasons and Scherzer threw seven scoreless innings for Detroit in a 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
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March 2, 2014
Yankees newcomer Brian McCann knocked a solo homer against Detroit in Lakeland, Fla., on Friday, while Joba Chamberlain watched his former team beat up on his new club. "I don't know if I've ever hit a home run this early in camp," said McCann, who left the Atlanta Braves for an $85 million, five-year deal with New York. "I don't know if it's a good sign or a bad sign. " McCann's blast was the only hit Detroit starter Max Scherzer allowed in two innings, but three more home runs led to a 7-4 Yankees win. Chamberlain did not pitch, but he noticed some changes that have come with switching teams.
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June 18, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
MAX SCHERZER has shrugged off the significance of his undefeated start, saying records are fluky statistics for pitchers and that he's simply playing for a good team. When the Detroit Tigers righthander found out he is the first to accomplish a couple of feats since Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez, though, it knocked Scherzer off his humble script. "That tickles me when you say those type of names," he said. Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Detroit beat the Orioles, 5-1, last night.
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April 14, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sean O'Sullivan said he found out earlier this week that Sunday's pitching opponent would be Washington's Max Scherzer. He wanted to know what pitcher he would be hitting against. "I saw it was Scherzer and I was like, 'Oh, great," O'Sullivan said. "That was actually kind of exciting to see what his stuff looks like from that close. " O'Sullivan worked a walk off Scherzer in the fifth inning of the Phillies' 4-3 loss. He later hustled home from second base to score the team's first run. O'Sullivan was as efficient on the mound, nearly matching Washington's ace. The Phillies righthander allowed two runs and five hits in six innings.
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October 19, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
DETROIT - Prince Fielder waved his arms frantically, gleefully calling off his teammates while the crowd at Comerica Park roared. From the moment the big first baseman signed his massive contract in January, an entire city had waited for a chance to celebrate like this. After another dazzling effort by Detroit's starting pitchers and another soaring home run by Miguel Cabrera, Fielder caught the final out to send the Tigers to the World Series - with a sweep of the New York Yankees, no less.
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September 1, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
A few hours before he toyed with the Phillies, Max Scherzer grabbed a few pieces of paper that detailed how a free-swinging lineup full of young hitters would be the ideal prey for the Washington ace. Scherzer beckoned his pitching coach and catcher for a pregame meeting in the visitors clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park. "Let's do this," Scherzer said. In a 3-2 Nationals win, it required five innings for the Phillies to muster a hit. Freddy Galvis tomahawked a 94-mph fastball to the right-field corner for a double to start the sixth.
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June 3, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
As May became June, the rebuilding Phillies were hailed as many things. They were surprising. Exciting. Resilient. Lucky. The typical superlatives used to describe a team that entered the season with zero expectations and surpassed most of them in a matter of weeks. The current state, extended Wednesday in a lifeless 7-2 loss to first-place Washington at Citizens Bank Park, is boredom. The Phillies at least waited until June to adopt a dull brand of baseball. They have a losing record for the first time since April 24. In fairness, Max Scherzer pitched Wednesday.
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April 18, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Aaron Nola placed his glove on his hip and turned to his side as an 8-1 loss to Washington on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park continued to unravel. The Phillies pitcher followed the path of the baseball as it rocketed off Bryce Harper's bat, sneaked inside the right-field foul pole, and crashed into Section 106. There was not much more for Nola to see as he turned toward home plate and waited for a new baseball. His miserable night was now even worse. The righthander allowed a career-high seven runs, the final two of which scored on Harper's homer in the fifth.
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June 28, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies weren't able to take advantage of Washington righthander Max Scherzer on an "off night. " At least judging by his recent performances, Scherzer was downright hittable Friday night. Beatable is another story. Scherzer pitched eight innings and allowed two runs on five hits in a 5-2 win over the Phillies to kick off the Pete Mackanin interim managerial era at Citizens Bank Park. Mackanin replaced Ryne Sandberg, who surprisingly resigned on Friday. Scherzer's two previous outings were an awful lot to live up to, and he entered Friday's game bringing the name of Johnny Vander Meer back into the public consciousness.
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June 27, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies have already faced Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer three times through 74 games this season. They haven't opposed the righthander on this kind of roll. On Friday night at Citizens Bank Park, Scherzer will make his first start since he pitched a no-hitter Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 30-year-old pitcher is coming off consecutive complete games. His two singles as a hitter in that span are more than he has surrendered on the mound. "You just have to refocus and not get complacent," Scherzer told reporters in Washington.
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May 24, 2015 | BY MARCUS HAYES, Daily News Sports Columnist hayesm@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - The Phillies left chilly Colorado for the nation's capital a hot team heading to a warmer climate. The air got warmer next to the Potomac, but perplexing Nationals righthander Max Scherzer cooled their bats for the third time in a season not yet two months old. Scherzer led the streaking Nats to a 2-1 win. He lasted eight innings and gave up one run on four hits, the same result in his win here April 17. He lasted six innings...
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April 14, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sean O'Sullivan said he found out earlier this week that Sunday's pitching opponent would be Washington's Max Scherzer. He wanted to know what pitcher he would be hitting against. "I saw it was Scherzer and I was like, 'Oh, great," O'Sullivan said. "That was actually kind of exciting to see what his stuff looks like from that close. " O'Sullivan worked a walk off Scherzer in the fifth inning of the Phillies' 4-3 loss. He later hustled home from second base to score the team's first run. O'Sullivan was as efficient on the mound, nearly matching Washington's ace. The Phillies righthander allowed two runs and five hits in six innings.
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April 13, 2015
Six games into the season, the Phillies will get their first taste of the headliner to baseball's best rotation. New Nationals ace Max Scherzer will make his Citizens Bank Park debut Sunday opposite Sean O'Sullivan, who is coming up from triple-A Lehigh Valley to serve as the Phillies' fifth starter. Scherzer, who in January signed with Washington for seven years and $210 million, lost his debut Monday but received only one run of support. The 30-year-old righthander allowed three unearned runs on four hits over 72/3 innings.
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April 11, 2015 | Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
After struggling in his season debut Wednesday, setup man Ken Giles stressed to Ryne Sandberg that it was a mechanical issue that plagued him, the Phillies manager said. The 24-year-old righthander has been adamant that the back tightness he felt late in spring training no longer ails him. "It could be early- season rust or problems. It could be cold weather. It's hard to tell," Sandberg said Thursday. "A power pitcher like him, we'll see, maybe it will take him a little bit longer to really get fine-tuned and to where he wants to be with the velocity and with the mechanics.
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