Justin Verlander News

  • Verlander: Pitcher-catcher signs slow game

    The Tigers know all about the debate over pace of play in baseball. With the third-highest average time of game in the Majors at 3:19 -- 15 minutes longer than last year -- they're arguably at the heart of the debate. Ask Justin Verlander why, and he'll contribute to the debate by pointing to the signs.

  • Ten years on, Verlander recalls first no-no

    Justin Verlander has made six All-Star teams and won seven postseason games. He's earned Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player Awards. He owns one Cy Young Award and could have had two others, after a pair of runner-up finishes.

  • Verlander gives poppy flowers to honor vets

    Justin Verlander was handing out red poppy flowers around the Tigers' clubhouse on Monday afternoon, even saving a few for the media. He did it for a cause close to his heart.

  • Hall order: Verlander's goal Cooperstown

    Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander is one of the best and the brightest of this generation's starting pitchers. He still "likes" the win as a statistic, is aiming at eventual induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and thinks he has a shot at 300 wins to ensure his election.

  • Verlander grinds through outing for quality start

    Even for a veteran pitcher like Justin Verlander, each start in his 13th season with the Tigers is a series of baby steps.

  • Verlander, Miggy lift Tigers over Kluber, Tribe

    The Tigers already have as many wins over the Indians in 2017 as they did all of last season. Miguel Cabrera's two-run home run in his first game back from the disabled list led a five-run, three-inning onslaught against Corey Kluber, supporting Justin Verlander for a 5-2 win Tuesday night at Comerica Park.

  • Tigers open with a flourish behind Verlander

    The rain and cold didn't seem to slow down Detroit's offense or Justin Verlander, based on the Tigers' 6-3 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field in what was a makeup contest for Monday's regularly scheduled season opener. As for Jose Quintana? His first career Opening Day start didn't go exactly as planned.

  • Fierce slider a sign of Verlander's maturity

    At age 34, with his 12th Major League season and ninth Opening Day start awaiting him, Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander can chuckle. He's back at the top of his game, coming off a season in which he just missed out on his second American League Cy Young Award and rivaled numbers from his AL MVP season of 2011.

  • Rogers: Verlander envisions return to playoffs

    Many of Justin Verlander's teammates are scattered around the globe, representing their countries in the World Baseball Classic. He likewise was tempted to accept an offer to play for Jim Leyland, but ultimately declined. Verlander turned 34 in February and is completely focused on getting the Tigers back to the postseason.

  • Verlander, K. Upton find homes for dogs

    More than a dozen dogs had a chance to not only roam right field at the ballpark, but ideally find a forever home at Saturday's Grand Slam Pet Adoption, hosted by Justin Verlander and Kate Upton.

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