LOS ANGELES — Max Scherzer has accomplished many things during his 14-year major league career, but it wasn’t until his first start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night that he got to enjoy this particular experience:
A seventh-inning curtain call.
After Scherzer struck out Chas McCormick to end the Houston seventh, the 52,724 fans at Dodger Stadium gave the right-hander a standing ovation. Scherzer tipped his cap as he went into the dugout but came back out after Clayton Kershaw told him to go salute the fans again.
The curtain call capped a successful debut for Scherzer, who struck out 10 in a 7-5 victory over the Astros. The Dodgers provided Scherzer with plenty of offensive support with four home runs to get a split and cap a contentious two-game series.
“That was a cool moment and something I will never forget,” Scherzer said. “The fans tonight were great. When it is going nuts you can feed off it.”
Scherzer (9-4) tied a season high with 109 pitches, allowing two runs and five hits with a…