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      Scherzer outduels Greinke, Tigers top Dodgers 4-1

      Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings, outdueling Zack Greinke and helping the shorthanded Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday.

      Detroit was without sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, but the AL Central-leading Tigers scored two runs in the first inning against Greinke, and Scherzer (11-3) made the lead hold up. The All-Star right-hander allowed a run and four hits. He struck out seven and walked two.

      Joba Chamberlain struck out two in the eighth, and Joe Nathan fanned two in a perfect ninth for his 18th save in 23 chances.

      Greinke (11-5) allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings. He struck out eight without a walk.

      Miguel Rojas of the Dodgers hit his first career homer in the fifth.