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  • Verlander focused more on tuneup than HRs

    Justin Verlander's first pitch of the fourth inning Sunday hit 89 mph on the Joker Marchant Stadium radar gun on its way to the plate. It hit the right-field light tower on its way out, one of three home runs off Verlander to lead off three consecutive innings.

  • Despite rough results, Verlander pleased

    Justin Verlander typically had been in midseason form during the spring, but had a rare struggle against the Nationals when he allowed four runs -- including two home runs -- over four innings.

  • Efficiency, not velocity, theme for Verlander

    The radar gun was on for Justin Verlander at Joker Marchant Stadium on Thursday. The focus on it was not.

  • Verlander faces minimum; Nathan allows six runs

    The previously dormant Phillies offense jumped to life against Joe Nathan, scoring six fifth-inning runs with help from an Andres Blanco two-run triple on their way to a 6-5 win over the Tigers on Thursday at Joker Marchant Stadium.

  • Justice: Verlander takes important first step

    Justin Verlander ended his afternoon with a hard curveball that froze the hitter, Braves shortstop Daniel Castro. Unhittable? Close enough. Strike three.

  • Verlander gives his curveball a heavy workout

    With coaches, teammates, his general manager and opposing scouts watching, Justin Verlander threw a curve in his first outing of the spring. Then, he threw more of them.

  • Tigers' Verlander lets pitches do his talking

    Skipper Brad Ausmus said Justin Verlanders bullpen session Sunday was the best he'd seen the pitcher since taking the job.

  • Bauman: Tigers' rotation remains formidable

    One of baseball's best rotations could be made up of pitchers who have left the Tigers in recent years. But that does not mean that the 2015 Detroit rotation is in tatters or even in trouble. David Price, Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez, Alfredo Simon, Shane Greene. That rotation should pose plenty of problems for the opposition.

  • Will Verlander rebound? 3 questions for Tigers

    Detroit comes to camp with plenty of questions, arguably more than they've taken into a season in years. Health concerns follow Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, and the club hopes to get a bounceback season from Justin Verlander.

  • Weighty winter: Verlander feels stronger

    Justin Verlander came to camp with a healthy arm, his shoulder issues last season put behind him. He also arrived with a bulked-up body, having put on 25 pounds with a full offseason of lifting.


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