Justin Verlander News

  • 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.

  • Tigers collecting high-spin, high-fastball arms

    Before we could measure spin, the Tigers had three of baseball's top-spin fastballs in Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Rick Porcello. Even though two of them have moved on, the Tigers still have high spin, suggesting they've been onto this all along.

  • Verlander reaches back to stifle Phillies

    Justin Verlander's 107th pitch Tuesday night came in at 97 mph, leaving Odubel Herrera struggling to foul it off for an 0-2 count. Verlander's 108th and final pitch came in just as fast, and Herrera couldn't catch up, yielding Verlander's 10th strikeout as the crowd roared at Comerica Park.

  • Kinsler, J.V. lead Tigers to sweep of Twins

    Ian Kinsler's sixth-inning home run completed a three-hit, two-RBI day in support of Justin Verlander, whose 7 1/3 quality innings sent Detroit cruising to a three-game sweep of Minnesota with a 6-3 win Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park.

  • Verlander hits milestone with 2,000 strikeouts

    Justin Verlander became the second Tigers pitcher in history with 2,000 career strikeouts when he fanned Minnesota's Eddie Rosario in the fourth inning for his seventh strikeout in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Twins.

  • Verlander's CG can't shake Tigers' slump

    he good news is that Justin Verlander's early-season wobbles have disappeared. The bad news is that the Tigers' losing ways have not. Friday's 1-0 loss to the Orioles marked the second consecutive dominant outing from Verlander that ended without a win for the pitcher or the team.

  • Verlander now 2nd on Tigers' all-time K's list

    With a fourth-inning punchout of Prince Fielder, Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander moved into second place in Tigers history with 1,981 strikeouts during Detroit's 8-3 loss to the Rangers on Sunday.

  • Martinezes plate 7 as Verlander handles A's

    Hours after Tigers manager Brad Ausmus shook up his batting order, his offense broke out of its mid-April funk to tie its season high in runs, turning what could have been a Justin Verlander-Sonny Gray pitchers' duel decidedly in Detroit's favor en route to a 9-4 Tigers win on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.

  • Indians pounce on Verlander to claim opener

    Francisco Lindor led a rejuvenated Indians offense on Tuesday night, collecting three hits and launching a three-run home run off Detroit's Justin Verlander to help Cleveland claim a 7-3 victory at Progressive Field.

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