New York Mets ace Max Scherzer returned to the mound after more than six weeks on the injured list and picked up exactly where he left off in May. 

In a six-inning outing against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Scherzer struck out 11 batters, allowed only two hits, and held the Reds scoreless. Despite his dominant showing, Scherzer was ineligible for the win with the score tied 0-0 when he was relieved by Joely Rodriguez in the seventh inning.

Scherzer, 37, signed a massive three-year, $130 million deal with the Mets in the offseason. In eight starts earlier in the season, Scherzer had a 5-1 record with a 2.54 ERA and 59 strikeouts. His 11 strikeouts against Cincinnati are a season-high, and the six shutout innings dropped his ERA to 2.26.

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