Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was a force tonight against the Tigers, joining Roger Clemens, Kerry Wood, and Randy Johnson in the 20 strikeout club. He had a chance to break the record through nine innings, but James McCann spoiled his bid with a ground out. Eleven of the 20 K's came on fastballs, five on sliders and four on changeups. Scherzer (4-2) threw an astounding 96 of 119 pitches for strikes in a six-hitter for his sixth career complete game. It was his first start against the Tigers since leaving them as a free agent for a $210 million, seven-year contract with Washington before last season. With the win, Scherzer joined Chicago Cubs right-hander John Lackey as the only active starters to own victories against all 30 major league clubs.