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DETROIT -- The Tigers announced their Players of the Month at the Major and Minor League levels for the season's opening month.

Victor Martinez was named Player of the Month for the big league club, after hitting .298 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in March and April. He struck out only three times.

Max Scherzer earned the Tigers' Pitcher of the Month award by going 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner struck out at least seven batters in all six of his starts.

The Minor League Players of the Month were J.D. Martinez, who started in left field Tuesday night for the Tigers, and Jake Thompson.

In April, Martinez batted .308 with 10 homers, 22 RBIs and 16 runs for Triple-A Toledo. With Class A Advanced Lakeland, Thompson went 2-1 with a 1.20 ERA in the season's first month. He struck out 28 batters.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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