Germán Márquez outpitched Max Scherzer, allowing one hit over seven sparkling innings and denying the New York Mets’ ace his 200th career win as the Colorado Rockies eked out a 1-0 victory to prevent a four-game sweep by the NL East leaders.
Brian Serven’s sacrifice fly off Scherzer in the seventh gave the Rockies their second 1-0 win over the Mets. The other one came in August 2012.
Márquez struck out five and walked two, improving to 2-1 with a 1.42 ERA in three road starts against the Mets.
Scherzer gave up four hits and racked up 11 strikeouts over seven innings in his 110th double-digit strikeout game — tying Roger Clemens for third on the career list behind Nolan Ryan and Randy Johnson.
Scherzer is 2-5 with a 4.25 ERA in 13 starts against the Rockies with Arizona, Detroit, Washington, the Dodgers, and the Mets