Tigers' Scherzer claims AL Player of the Week honors

Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer was named the AL Player of the Week for the period ending June 23.

Scherzer compiled a 2-0 record with a 2.08 earned run average while striking out 16 over 13 innings pitched. It is his first career weekly honor.

Last Monday, the right-handed hurler allowed one run and struck out 10 in the Tigers' 5-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. He also earned his 10th win of the season in the team's 69th game, becoming the fastest Tiger pitcher to reach double-digit wins since Jack Morris recorded his 10th win in Detroit's 63rd game of the 1987 season.

In his other start this past Saturday, Scherzer allowed two runs on six hits over seven frames versus St. Louis to earn the win and became the first pitcher to start a season 11-0 since Roger Clemens accomplished the same feat in 1997 for the Blue Jays.

Scherzer's Detroit teammate Miguel Cabrera, Houston's Chris Carter and Texas' Nelson Cruz were also under consideration for this week's award.