■ Max Scherzer (04-06) cool under pressure (Detroit Free Press)
"I actually prefer pitching in the cold weather because the hitters don't like it. I can put layers on and stay warm, and I'm moving every pitch and staying warm."
Scherzer pitched through the first two innings in a hard rain. He still hadn't allowed a hit when, in the fifth, Yuniesky Betancourt hit what looked an inning-ending double play to third. Brandon Inge bobbled the ball and could get only the forceout.