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  • 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.

  • Brantley no stranger to JV, and vice-versa

    No pitcher has faced Michael Brantley more than Justin Verlander. Just a handful of current hitters have stepped into the box against Verlander more often than Brantley. They've built a history over the years.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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