Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer has earned bettors +8.20 units en route to MLB’s first 13-0 start in 27 years.
The Tigers right-hander picked up win No. 13 with a seven-inning, two-run effort in Detroit’s 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays as a -128 road favorite Wednesday. The Tigers are 14-3 overall in Scherzer’s 17 appearances, which include four no-decisions.
He’s the first pitcher to start the schedule 13-0 since Roger Clemens won 14 outings without a loss with the Boston Red Sox in 1986 and is just the third starter to post that record in the past 100 years, joining Clemens and Ron Guidry of the New York Yankees in 1978. Those two went on to win the Cy Young Award that season.
Scherzer, who ranks seventh on the MLB money pitchers list, has been a moneyline favorite in all 17 of his 2013 starts. Last year, he posted a 16-7 record, earning +6.84 units in 32 starts.
Detroit is 8-9 over/under in Scherzer’s 17 trips to the bump this year.