Justin Verlander News

  • With win, Verlander reminded of good old days

    Justin Upton's grand slam not only handed the Tigers a 5-2 win over the Orioles Friday night and helped Justin Verlander to his seventh win of the season, but also took Verlander back to his incredible 24-5 season.

  • Tigers happily moving forward with Verlander

    Monday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline came and went with Justin Verlander a member of the Tigers -- and general manager Al Avila said that won't be changing any time soon.

  • J.V. in vintage form in last start before Deadline

    Justin Verlander received a standing ovation on his way off the field at Comerica Park twice this week. He didn't tip his cap Monday and hoped to have one more chance to do so. On Sunday, he did.

  • Fulmer following Verlander's veteran lead

    Michael Fulmer, 24, is one of the brightest young pitching stars in baseball. But even he benefits from having a veteran mentor such as Justin Verlander, 34, who turned young success -- a fellow AL Rookie of the Year Award -- into a lengthy, face-of-the-franchise quality career.

  • JV, Avila have strong nights as Deadline nears

    In his 184th game at Comerica Park, Justin Verlander may have walked off the mound for the last time in a home uniform. He left Monday's game, an eventual 5-3 loss to the Royals in 12 innings, to grand appreciation, as many fans from the announced crowd of 26,415 rose to applaud their longtime ace.

  • Verlander looking to pitch deeper in games

    Justin Verlander's 105th pitch Friday night registered at 98 mph, sending Josh Donaldson down swinging for the second time. It was a throwback to Verlander's younger days when he could hit triple digits on his fastball in the ninth inning.

  • Verlander weathers Royals' first-inning storm

    Justin Verlander doesn't necessarily believe in the BABIP (batting average on balls put in play) gods, the deification of the law of averages on fluke hits. All he knew about his first inning on Tuesday night was that if it kept going, with five consecutive hits to open the game, it wouldn't matter what kind of pitches he'd make.

  • Verlander: 'Best I've felt in a long time'

    Justin Verlander took the mound for the sixth inning of Wednesday night's 7-5 loss to the Mariners at Safeco Field with a four-run lead, a perfect game and a fastball topping out at 98 mph. He left seven batters later, still in the sixth inning, with the tying run in scoring position. He went from trying to push for perfection to hoping to preserve the lead.

  • 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.

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