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For the win (statistic) ...

Updated: September 18, 2013, 12:31 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Max Scherzer pitched seven excellent innings Sunday afternoon. He struck out 12 batters, gave up five hits and allowed just one run … but did not get the win. And this lack of run support probably boosted Scherzer's standing with the stat zealots.

Scherzer has enjoyed some of the best run support in the majors this season -- an average of 5.53 runs per game ahead of his next scheduled start on Friday -- which, based on tweets and comments I've seen and heard, is somehow ...

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