Quick hits

• 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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