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Tigers' Scherzer scratched from Friday start

Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer will miss his next scheduled start because of continuing shoulder fatigue.

Scherzer was slated to start Friday against the Minnesota Twins. A timetable for his next turn has not been determined.

The right-hander left his Sept. 18 start against the Oakland Athletics after just two innings because of the issue, then worked only five innings this past Sunday against the Twins.

In 31 starts this season, Scherzer has a record of 16-7 with a 3.82 ERA. He is second in the American League with 228 strikeouts, trailing only teammate Justin Verlander.

Rookie lefty Drew Smyly is set to take the ball on Friday against the Twins.