Max Scherzer named American League Player of the Week

DETROIT - When you're 11-0, the baseball world takes notice.

Max Scherzer is a living, breathing testament of that these days. The Tiges pitcher was named the American League Player of the Week after going 2-0 last week with a 2.08 ERA and 16 strikeouts.

Scherzer is first in the Major Leagues in wins, is second in strikeouts with 122 and third in strikeouts per nine innings (10.6).

He is the first pitcher in Tigers history to win his first 11 decisions to begin a season. Scherzer is the first do accomplish the feat since Roger Clemens did it in 1997 with the Toronto Blue Jays.

George Mullin began his 1909 Tigers campaign with an 11-0 record, but picked up win no. 11 as a reliever.

Scherzer joins Prince Fielder as the Tigers named Players of the Week this season.

Brad Galli is a Sports Reporter for WXYZ Detroit. Follow Brad on Twitter @BradGalli

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