Scherzer Ks 12, Tigers blank slumping Rockies 5-0

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Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning of an interleague baseball game on Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 12 in eight dominant innings, rookie Quintin Berry had a career-high five hits and the Detroit Tigers beat the staggering Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Sunday.

Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each had an RBI double. Gerald Laird added three hits and Berry finished 5 for 5 to help the Tigers win their third straight series, all against National League teams.

Jeremy Guthrie lasted only three innings for the Rockies, who have lost 10 of 11.

Colorado was missing slugger Carlos Gonzalez, scratched moments before the first pitch with a sore right hamstring. He was replaced in the lineup by Dexter Fowler, who struck out in his first three at-bats, all with runners on base.