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Orioles ring up runs against Scherzer, Tigers in 12-3 rout
Orioles ring up runs against Scherzer, Tigers in 12-3 rout

— Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles had the good fortune of avoiding Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer during the regular season. Or maybe it was the other way around. In his 2014 debut against the hard-hitting Orioles, Scherzer found out quickly that a poor pitch can go a long way — in the other direction. Cruz and J.J. Hardy homered, and Baltimore hammered out 12 hits in defeating Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers, 12-3, Thursday in the opener of their American League division series. "I just left too many pitches up," Scherzer said. "This is a great-hitting ballclub. You give them a chance to extend their arms, they can really hit it." Jonathan...

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