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VIENNA, Austria -- Canadian Vasek Pospisil dropped a 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 6-2 decision to Robin Haase in second-round play Thursday at the Erste Bank Open. [url=http://www.officialbullsfanstore.com/kids-kris-dunn-bulls-jersey/]Kris Dunn Jersey[/url] . Pospisil, the seventh seed, saved match points in each of the last two sets before falling to the unseeded Dutchman. "I wasnt very happy with the way I was playing,"said Pospisil. "He played well and went for his shots. Im aware that I didnt and its something Ill work on. "I wasnt feeling that great today in general, even in the warmup. But thats the way it goes. You have to do the best you can with what you have." Pospisil jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first-set tiebreaker before dropping seven straight points. The 23-year-old Canadian faced a match ball in the last game of the second set before pulling even and taking the tiebreaker. However, Haase overwhelmed Pospisil in the deciding set on the cramped secondary court of the Statdhalle, completing the win in two hours 19 minutes. Pospisil, a native of Vernon, B.C., had nine aces and kept the pressure on Haase with 12 break points, but the Dutchman saved 10 of them. The Canadian had his serve broken four times. Pospisil is looking to close out the season strong so that he can achieve his goal of earning a seed for the Australian Open in January. Pospisil is currently ranked 40th in the world. "Ive had a great season," said Pospisil, who reached the Rogers Cup semifinals last August in Montreal. "Myself and my coach have set a goal of trying to get a seeding for Melbourne. "Its a tough ask and I have to beat some good players to get there." Pospisil defeated Lleyton Hewitt -- a former world No. 1 -- in the first round. [url=http://www.officialbullsfanstore.com/kids-toni-kukoc-bulls-jersey/]Toni Kukoc Jersey[/url] . 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Scherzer (19-1) joined Rube Marquard in 1912 and Roger Clemens in 2001 as the only major league pitchers to win 19 of their first 20 decisions in a season. But it was his big hit off a hard-throwing ace that had teammates talking -- and Scherzer crowing. "Ive got a replay and Im sending a text to everybody right now. It was definitely 96 (mph) down and away, and I laced it for a double," Scherzer said. "Im never going to shut up. Im just going to keep talking trash the whole time." Andy Dirks had three hits off Harvey, who gave up a career-high 13 over 6 2-3 innings against Detroits powerful lineup. He pitched out of trouble to keep the Mets in the game, but they lost for the fifth time in his last six starts. Missing injured slugger David Wright, the Mets have managed only two runs during a three-game skid. They were outhit 15-3 by the AL Central leaders, who got aggressive against Harvey (9-5) despite late-afternoon shadows. Harvey and Scherzer squared off on the same Citi Field mound 5 1/2 weeks ago in the All-Star game. Scherzer started and pitched one inning for the American League, which tossed a three-hitter in a 3-0 victory -- same as the Tigers on Saturday. Harvey got the ball for the NL, escaped an early jam and struck out three over two shutout innings to delight the home crowd. The Mets said this matchup marked the third time All-Star starters had faced each other on another occasion during the same season, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau. The first two came in the World Series: Mets ace Dwight Gooden opposed Clemens and the Boston Red Sox in 1986, and Red Ruffing of the New York Yankees faced Cincinnatis Paul Derringer in 1939. "Its just something fun to be a part of," Scherzer said. "I always enjoy facing the best." Scherzer, given the best offensive support in the AL at about 7 1/2 runs per nine innings, allowed three hits and four walks in six innings. He struck out seven of eight hitters during one stretch. "I pitched well today but I didnt pitch efficiently," Scherzer said. "I wasnt quite as sharp as usual, but I thought I made big pitches when I needed to and that was the most important thing." New York loaded the bases with one out in the sixth, but a good play by Dirks on Ike Davis double off the base of the right-field wall held Daniel Murphy at third. Scherzer struck out rookie Juan Lagares with a high fastball at 96 mph. John Buck popped up the next pitch, and a fired-up Scherzer pounded his glove in excitement, knowing his day was done after 118 pitches. Jose Alvarez set down all four batters he faced, and Joaquin Benoit worked a perfect ninth ffor his 17th save. [url=http://www.officialbullsfanstore.com/kids-dennis-rodman-bulls-jersey/]Dennis Rodman Jersey[/url]. Don Kelly added a sacrifice fly in the ninth. Pitching before a crowd of 35,636 on a beautiful, 78-degree day, Harvey didnt have it early. He gave up hits to six of his first 10 batters, and the Tigers scored twice in the second inning. "Just a poor performance," Harvey said. "Im getting pretty tired, but so is everybody and you have to work through it." Dirks led off with a double and went to third on Brayan Penas single. One out later, Scherzer showed bunt on one pitch and then swung at the next, lashing an RBI double over shortstop in his first plate appearance of the season. Turns out, Scherzer said, he was supposed to be bunting. He didnt realize the sign was still on. A giddy Scherzer clapped his hands and cracked a smile at second base as the Detroit bench broke up in amusement. "He turned on it. We were shocked. We went crazy," said teammate Torii Hunter, who called Scherzer the "modern-day Babe Ruth" and acknowledged the rest of the Tigers will never hear the end of it. It was Scherzers first hit and RBI in nine at-bats since joining the Tigers in 2010, but he did bat a respectable .226 with two doubles and three RBIs for the Diamondbacks in 2009. "In Arizona we took it very seriously, pitchers hitting in the National League," he said. Thats when fellow ace Justin Verlander came by in the clubhouse. He asked if Scherzer was still talking about hitting, and scoffed. "See, hes so jealous. So jealous," Scherzer said. "He cant take it." On Friday, Scherzer said he was looking forward to the challenge of pitching against Harvey in their much-anticipated rematch. But the Tigers right-hander lamented the fact that a rare chance to hit would come against such a dominant opponent. "I feel like the cards are stacked against me," Scherzer said. Not at all. Austin Jackson drove in another run with an infield single, but Harvey prevented further damage and settled down during the middle innings. He kept the Mets in it with the help of left fielder Eric Young Jr., who threw out a hobbled Omar Infante at the plate in the seventh. "What we saw today is a guy whos working as hard as he can," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "But youre seeing the effects of his first full season up here. Its a grind and hes doing the best he can." NOTES: Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Victor Martinez, normally the DH, will probably catch again Sunday. Martinez, who missed last season following knee surgery, started behind the plate Friday night for the first time since Aug. 4, 2011. "Hes standing, hes breathing, 98.6 temperature, I guess hes OK," Leyland said. ... Martinez and Hunter were rested. SS Jose Iglesias was out of the lineup with a sore left elbow after he was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning Friday. X-rays were negative, but Leyland said Iglesias couldnt bend his swollen arm and wouldnt be available off the bench. Leyland hoped Iglesias could play Sunday. ... 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