• Ausmus said he had been recognized by some fans while out grabbing dinner, moreso than when he was a player in Detroit in the late 1990s. "We weren't very good," he deadpanned.
• Max Scherzer's eight scoreless innings on four hits Wednesday made him just the third Cy Young Award winner to post those numbers in the first start of his follow-up season. Justin Verlander did it in 2012 (two hits, eight scoreless), as did Atlanta's Tom Glavine (two hits, nine scoreless) in 1992.
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