Justin Verlander News

  • Tigers expect Verlander to adjust style

    The Tigers believe Justin Verlander is in a good position for a bounce-back season in 2015. They do not necessarily expect his power fastball to bounce back with it.

  • Verlander delivers when intensity rises

    Game 2 starter Justin Verlander has proven two years in a row that, for whatever reason, he's able to brush aside whatever struggles he may be fighting through and pitch at his best when the Tigers need him most.

  • Verlander peaking at right time for Tigers

    Justin Verlander isn't where he wants to be with his performance. He's doing what he can with what he's got, because the time for tinkering is over. The last couple of games have suggested he has enough to get big wins.

  • Win helps Tigers take place in postseason

    Ian Kinsler's RBI double broke up a tie game in the seventh inning as the Tigers maintained their position atop the AL Central with a 6-1 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday that helped clinch a postseason berth. Justin Verlander picked up the win after dueling White Sox left-hander Chris Sale.

  • Tigers' bats blast KC to stretch Central lead

    Justin Verlander fired 7 1/3 strong innings, while Ian Kinsler's two-run homer capped a five-run fifth that sealed the first-place Tigers' 10-1 win over the Royals on Friday night.

  • Verlander is Tigers' Clemente nominee

    For the second time in three years, Justin Verlander has been selected as the Tigers' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually to the Major League player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.

  • 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.

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