Posted July 15, 2013

Max Scherzer selected as American League starter in All-Star Game

Max Scherzer will oppose Matt Harvey in Tuesday's All-Star Game. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Max Scherzer will oppose Matt Harvey in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer has been selected to oppose Matt Harvey in Tuesday’s All-Star Game as the starting pitcher for the American League, according to multiple reports.

Scherzer became the first pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1986 to begin the regular season 13-0 but failed to match Clemens’ 14-0 mark after suffering his first loss of the season on Saturday against the Texas Rangers. In 129.2 innings pitched for the Tigers this season, the hard-throwing righty has struck out 152 batters while walking only 31. Opponents are hitting a measly .208 against Scherzer this season to go along with his 13-1 record.

The All-Star game starters will feature two of the best strikeout pitchers in all of baseball. Scherzer ranks second in all of baseball with his 152 strikeouts while Harvey comes in third with his 147 strikeouts.

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