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  • 5-0 with Astros, Verlander looks to postseason

    The next time Justin Verlander takes the ball for the Astros will be before a packed house at Minute Maid Park in the American League Division Series presented by Doosan. His five-start warmup to end the regular season couldn't have gone much better.

  • Verlander nearly unhittable since joining Astros

    Justin Verlander has been brilliant since joining the Astros, and he continued his stellar form Friday in Houston's 3-0 win over the division-rival Angels at Minute Maid Park.

  • Astros blank Halos behind strong JV, Yuli's HR

    Yuli Gurriel broke up a scoreless game with a three-run home run in the seventh inning, and Justin Verlander and two relievers combined on a shutout in the Astros' 3-0 win Friday night at Minute Maid Park, sending the Angels to their fifth straight loss and 3 1/2 games behind the Twins for the second American League Wild Card spot.

  • Verlander 'right at home' in impressive debut

    The nerves were to be expected considering Justin Verlander was starting a game Tuesday night for the Astros after 13 years with the Tigers. And once the veteran right-hander settled in, he was as good as advertised.

  • Hou-lander: Astros' latest model chisels triumph

    Justin Verlander proved to be just what the doctor ordered in his debut for the Astros on Tuesday night, with help from a welcome booster shot from fellow newcomer Cameron Maybin in a 3-1 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field.

  • Verlander: 'Really happy' to join AL-best Astros

    Set to make his Astros debut on Tuesday, Justin Verlander was all smiles as he spoke about his new surroundings after moving on from Detroit after 13 seasons.

  • Verlander to make Astros debut Tuesday

    No matter how and when the news of the Astros' acquisition of ace pitcher Justin Verlander was delivered, it was met with overwhelming approval from Astros players. Verlander will make his Astros debut when he starts Tuesday against the Mariners in Seattle.

  • Astros home amid backdrop of relief efforts

    So often in the wake of American tragedy, baseball has helped to heal wounds, to stitch together communities, to allow people -- for three hours, at least -- to train their minds on something other than the hardship at hand. That is why the Astros felt it so important to return home for three games this weekend against the Mets, beginning with a split doubleheader Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

  • Q&A: Verlander always learning, adapting

    At 34 years old, but still feeling there is plenty of time left in his baseball career, Justin Verlander accepted a trade from the struggling Tigers to the American League West-leading Astros late Thursday night, putting him in position to be a part of the playoffs for the sixth time in his career.

  • Verlander: Detroit career 'so special for me'

    Right-hander Justin Verlander, whom the Tigers traded to the Astros prior to Thursday's waiver Trade Deadline, posted a message on his Instagram account on Friday, thanking the city and fans of Detroit and pledging on- and off-field commitment to his new team and city.


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