Justin Verlander News

  • Twins get to K-Rod, win homer duel vs. Tigers

    Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario hit ninth-inning home runs off Francisco Rodriguez to send the Twins to their first series win against an American League Central opponent since mid-May, taking the three-game set against the Tigers with a 4-1 win Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park.

  • Tigers rally in 7th for Verlander to get past KC

    Justin Verlander's first double-digit strikeout performance against the Royals in seven years nearly wasn't enough, but Tyler Collins' game-tying home run and Victor Martinez's go-ahead infield single pushed the Tigers ahead for good in the seventh for a 4-2 win to open a three-game division clash Friday at Comerica Park.

  • Verlander has strikeout stuff working in 2016

    Justin Verlander entered Friday's start with four wins in his past five decisions since the beginning of June. Having already erased what was a rough start to his 2016 campaign, vintage Verlander was on display against the Royals at Comerica Park.

  • Miggy, Tigers to host rival KC to start 2nd half

    After the All-Star break, the Royals and Tigers will meet in the opener of a three-game set on Friday at Comerica Park. Right-hander Ian Kennedy will start for Kansas City against righty Justin Verlander.

  • Tulo comes through, lifts Jays to 6th straight

    Troy Tulowitzki came through with a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning as Toronto jumped in front and then held on for a 5-4 victory over Detroit on Thursday night at Rogers Centre. The win allowed the Blue Jays to pull within two games of Baltimore for first place in the American League East, while the Tigers dropped to two games in back of the second AL Wild Card spot.

  • Breaking bat: Verlander makes statement

    Justin Verlander has broken a lot of bats in his career. A hitter breaking his own bat in reaction to a pitch was a new one. A year after Verlander made a statement here with eight dominant innings to start his second-half resurgence, the two pieces of Oswaldo Arcia's bat -- snapped over his knee after he fanned on one of Verlander's high fastballs -- was a decent statement of Verlander's outing.

  • Tigers hold off Rays for 5th straight victory

    Just under a year after Justin Verlander started his resurgence by winning a pitchers' duel at Tropicana Field, he pulled out another low-scoring battle over the Rays on Saturday. While Verlander wasn't quite as dominant in the rematch, his seven innings of two-run, four-hit ball with eight strikeouts were enough to carry Detroit once Ian Kinsler's fifth-inning solo home run put the Tigers ahead for good in an eventual 3-2 win.

  • JV tops Tanaka, Kinsler has 5 RBIs in win

    One day after the Yankees knocked the Tigers back to .500, the Tigers returned the favor.

  • Great escapes spark Verlander's win

    Justin Verlander likes to emphasize the importance of the shutdown inning. When the Tigers put up a big inning, he wants to put up a scoreless one on the other side, retiring the order as quickly as possible and sending his team back to the plate.

  • Verlander, Tigers cap sweep of White Sox

    Justin Upton's two-run double completed a four-run fifth inning, providing the run support for Justin Verlander to complete the Tigers' three-game series sweep of the White Sox with a 5-2 win Sunday at Comerica Park.

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