Baltimore's Dave McNally, whose 15-0 mark Scherzer threatened to match before the Rangers beat him two weeks ago, stood 15-1 following his first loss in 1969. The same goes for Cleveland's Johnny Allen, who won his first 15 decisions in '37 before losing his final start of the year in Detroit.
Of that group, McNally is the only one to go 16-1, a mark Scherzer will have the chance to match when he makes his next scheduled start Saturday against the White Sox at Comerica Park.
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