NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Max Scherzer improved to 19-1 with six shutout innings and stroked a run-scoring double Saturday in Detroit's 3-0 interleague win over the New York Mets.
Scherzer, who leads the major leagues in wins, struck out 11, raising his season strikeout total to 196, second-best in MLB.
The starter for the 2013 American League All-Star team faced NL All-Star counterpart Matt Harvey of the Mets to begin Saturday's game -- the first time that has happened in baseball history.
Harvey (9-5) was lit up for 13 hits over 6 2/3 innings, yielding two runs. He didn't allow a walk and struck out four.