Justin Verlander News

  • Curveball key to Verlander's win in opener

    Justin Verlander escaped a bases-loaded jam in his opening inning on Friday night with a 96-mph fastball past Tyler Flowers for a called third strike, which was a big deal for a pitcher whose velocity has been scrutinized all season.

  • Tigers move to within a half-game of Royals

    The Tigers capitalized on some sloppy play by the White Sox in a five-run fourth inning and cruised to a 7-1 victory behind Justin Verlander on Friday night in Chicago. Verlander allowed one run on nine hits, striking out eight, over seven innings as Detroit closed the gap on first-place Kansas City to a half-game.

  • Verlander battles to help Tigers gain DH split

    It wasn't classic Justin Verlander, but with 5 2/3 innings, it was enough for the Tigers to get to rookie Twins starter Trevor May, add on against Minnesota's bullpen and salvage a split of their day-night doubleheader with an 8-6 win Saturday night at Target Field.

  • Verlander expects to start Saturday vs. Twins

    Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander expects to avoid going on the disabled list and start on Saturday against the Twins after his right shoulder responded well in a successful long-toss session on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Verlander positive about his throwing session

    Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander said he felt good after spending 10-15 minutes throwing from about 60 feet in the Tropicana Field outfield before Tuesday's series opener against the Rays.

  • Verlander eager to return to Tigers' rotation

    Justin Verlander made it clear he takes a lot of pride in having never spent a day in the Major Leagues on the disabled list. He has no plans on breaking that streak now.

  • Verlander likely to miss only one start

    Justin Verlander has been diagnosed with inflammation in his right shoulder, but no major structural damage that would keep the former American League MVP out for more than one start.

  • Verlander to undergo MRI on sore shoulder

    The Tigers handed the ball to Justin Verlander on Monday night in desperate need of innings after Sunday's 19-inning marathon in Toronto. They ended up with the shortest start of Verlander's career, and potentially their second injury in four days to their star-studded rotation.

  • Verlander again tops NL with win vs. Rockies

    With eight quality innings on Friday night at Comerica Park, Justin Verlander got the Tigers the victory they needed, taking advantage of a three-run fifth inning and holding on for a 4-2 win against the Rockies.

  • Miggy's clutch hit quashes D-backs' rally

    The Tigers pulled out a 4-3 win in the series opener against the D-backs on Monday at Chase Field, winning their second straight after a four-game losing streak. Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered before Miguel Cabrera tallied the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh to give Justin Verlander his ninth victory.

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