Tigers sweep short series with White Sox

CHICAGO -- Max Scherzer threw six scoreless innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 Wednesday to finish a two-game sweep.

Scherzer (3-1) won his third straight start, allowing four hits while striking out seven to become the first pitcher in team history with at least seven strikeouts in each of his first six starts.

He also became the first in the majors to do it since Tim Lincecum began the 2010 season with at least six strikeouts in his first seven starts.

Scherzer's strong outing helped the Tigers win for the fourth time in five games, and shut down the powerful White Sox offense for the second straight day.

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