MINNEAPOLIS — Max Scherzer said he was going to treat the chance to clinch another American League Central title like a World Series start. He ended up putting an exclamation point on his career season.
Scherzer spent half the season calling his wins and losses fluky. Then he spent the second half calling his victories a team accomplishment. The 1-0 win he delivered with seven shutout innings Wednesday night against the Twins at Target Field was a lot about him, no matter how much he tried to deflect the attention.
“Tonight he showed why he’s the Cy Young winner,” manager Jim Leyland said. “I don’t vote, but if that doesn’t get him over the hump, I don’t know what does.”
Can’t wait to see them Saturday night.