Max Scherzer continues to round into form. Now, about that offense...
Since getting bombed in his season opener -- seven earned runs through 2.2 innings -- Scherzer has been solid for the Tigers. In his last two starts, he pitched 13.1 innings, struck out 18 batters and gave up just three runs. His once astronomical ERA has plummeted from 23.62 to 5.73 (it's 2.03 in May alone).
The Tigers offense has been a little slower to come along. They are averaging fewer than four runs per game over their last 11. Before last night's five-run outburst -- it would have been more but for the 13 runners left on base -- Detroit had scored just eight runs in their previous three ball games.
The offense will have a tall order Tuesday. Jake Peavy takes the hill for the Sox with a 4-1 record and 1.89 ERA.
Detroit is two games back of the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central.
First pitch Tuesday is scheduled for 2:10 Eastern.