Justin Verlander News

  • Verlander to start 10th opener, first for Astros

    With three experienced Opening Day pitchers to choose from, Astros manager A.J. Hinch tabbed Justin Verlander to start the March 29 regular-season opener against the Texas Rangers in Arlington.

  • Battery-powered: Hinch encouraging familiarity

    Astros pitcher Justin Verlander didn't throw a pitch to any catcher other than Brian McCann last season after coming to Houston. McCann caught all five of Verlander's September starts and every postseason game for the Astros, except one.

  • Verlander's resume complete with WS title

    At around 1 p.m. local time on Wednesday, more than four hours before the start of Game 7 in the World Series, Justin Verlander walked out of Dodger Stadium's visiting clubhouse for a game of catch. Astros officials watched with interest, curious what Verlander might be able to provide following his six-inning performance in Game 6 on Tuesday. Verlander assured them he felt "great," strong, ready to be part of the team's clinching plans.

  • Houston Strongest! Astros rule the World

    The Astros are World Series champions for the first time in club history after their 5-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 7 of the Fall Classic on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

  • Justice: Post-Harvey strength carried Astros

    At one point, Astros outfielder George Springer thought Hurricane Harvey might have destroyed his home. Being on the road with his teammates during that stretch in late August, he simply did not know.

  • Minute Maid spark! Fans party in Houston

    Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles was the official site of history for the Astros, who clinched their first World Series title with a 5-1 win in Game 7 on Wednesday night. But for thousands of fans, the best place to celebrate was at Minute Maid Park.

  • Won for the road: Astros celebrate title in LA

    It was quite a scene on the field, even if it was somewhat subdued in the stands. That's what happens when a team wins a championship on the road.

  • Astros turn attention to 'impressive' Dodgers

    Once bitter rivals in the National League West, the Astros and Dodgers will renew acquaintances in the World Series beginning Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

  • Justice: Verlander's two gems MVP-worthy

    After starting twice and coming up huge both times, Astros starter Justin Verlander was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 American League Championship Series presented by Camping World.

  • Astros to start Keuchel, Verlander in LA

    Fresh off capturing their first pennant in more than a decade, the Astros enter the World Series with their pair of aces ready to go against the National League champion Dodgers.

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