DETROIT (AP) -- Max Scherzer took a shutout into the eighth inning before being pulled, and the former Missouri Tiger became baseball's first 16-game winner when the Detroit Tigers held on for a 3-0 victory over the punchless Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
The White Sox have lost nine straight. The Tigers have won 11 of 12, despite playing most of that stretch without slugger Miguel Cabrera.
Cabrera has been bothered by hip and abdominal problems and sat out Saturday.
Scherzer (16-1) allowed three hits in 7 2/3 innings. Jose Veras got the third out of the eighth, and Joaquin Benoit finished for his 12th save in 12 chances.
John Danks (2-9) allowed six hits in seven innings, including solo homers by Torii Hunter, Jhonny Peralta and Jose Iglesias.