Bits: Max Scherzer forced to leave early 

September, 19, 2012
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Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer left Tuesday's outing after two innings with right shoulder fatigue. Scherzer, the major league strikeout leader and 19th among starting pitchers on the Player Rater, added four strikeouts to his total but his fastball velocity was noticeably down. No structural damage was found in Scherzer's shoulder, but don't be surprised if he misses his weekend outing against the Twins.