Tigers take mound Sunday afternoon against Rangers following Scherzer's first loss

Scherzer allows four runs in six innings of work as he loses his first game of the season

By Jamie Edmonds - Reporter
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Detroit - The Tigers are a game away from the All-Star break, and only a game and a half up on Cleveland in the American League's Central Division following Saturday night's loss to the Rangers.

The Tigers will look for the series win Sunday afternoon when they send Justin Verlander to the mound (so don't expect to see him pitch in the All-Star game). First pitch is at 1:08 p.m.

On Saturday night, Max Scherzer's unbeaten streak ended as the Tigers lost to the Rangers 7-1.

Scherzer was trying to become the first Major League pitcher to open the season with a 14-0 record since Roger Clemens did it in 1986.

It's Scherzer's first loss in 21 starts and his first lost of the 2013 season.

The Tigers only run came courtesy of  Hernan Perez, playing in place of an injured Omar Infante. The rookie hit his first career RBI in the 4th inning. Jhonny Peralta scored.

Mitch Moreland and Andrian Beltre each had two-run home runs for the Ranges.

The Series finale is Sunday from Comerica Park at 1:08 PM.

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