- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 30, 2019

Max Scherzer will take the mound in Detroit on Sunday for the first time since leaving the Tigers in 2015. But the Nationals ace admitted Saturday he still wonders how he and his former teammates didn’t win a World Series during his five seasons in Detroit. 

Scherzer told reporters that failing to win it all with the Tigers is “one of my biggest regrets” in his career.

“Talking with Anibal (Sanchez), we all kick ourselves,” Scherzer said. “It’s like, ‘Man, how did we not win a World Series when we were here?’ The teams that we had here, especially in that three-year run between 12-13-14.”

Scherzer and Sanchez both play for the Nationals now, but they were part of a Tigers team that got swept in the World Series in 2012.

From 2011 to 2014, the Tigers made the postseason four times — reaching the ALCS on three occasions. 

Scherzer was dominant in Detroit — posting an 82-35 record with a 3.52 ERA. He won the AL Cy Young in 2013. Scherzer joined the Tigers in 2010.

After the 2014 season, Scherzer signed a seven-year, $241 million with the Nationals. Now, he’s trying to deliver a championship to the District. 

That’s what motivates me to push myself every single day to try to win a World Series,” Scherzer said. “That’s what I play the game for. That’s what keeps me going.”

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