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Alex Avila of the Detroit Tigers. (File Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Alex Avila of the Detroit Tigers. (File Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Detroit Tigers take the weekend series beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Sunday.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – Alex Avila’s two-run RBI single in the seventh inning put the Tigers ahead 4-2.

Max Scherzer struck out 15 – the most by a Detroit pitcher in 40 years – and the Tigers rallied for him with three runs in the seventh inning to beat the Pirates.

Scherzer (3-3) threw 115 pitches in seven innings and was done for the day when the Tigers came back from a 2-1 deficit while he was still the pitcher of record.

Pittsburgh scored a run in the ninth off Joaquin Benoit, but he held on for his first save this season.

Kevin Correia (1-5) allowed three runs in six-plus innings.

Mickey Lolich had 15 strikeouts for the Tigers in a 1972 game and set the club record of 16 in 1969.

Tune in to 97.1 The Ticket as the Tigers take it on the road for 10 games beginning on Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians – first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

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