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Scherzer brilliant in Tigers' win over Pirates

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - J.D. Martinez homered and knocked in two runs to back Max Scherzer's scoreless performance, as Detroit claimed a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh in the finale of a four-game home-and-home interleague series.

Nick Castellanos added a late two-run hit and Victor Martinez drew three walks and scored a run for the Tigers, who rebounded for a split after winning both contests in Detroit.

Scherzer (14-4) fanned 14 over eight stellar innings, giving up two walks and three hits.

Gaby Sanchez hit a two-run homer for the Pirates, who committed three errors in losing for the fourth time in their last six.

Francisco Liriano (3-9) struck out nine over his six-inning outing, but issued four walks and allowed three hits and two runs in defeat.

08/14 16:18:20 ET

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