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  • Verlander where he needs to be entering May

    In the end, the April showers for Justin Verlander weren't all that gloomy. Considering the way he started the season, they could've been a lot worse. With 6 1/3 quality innings on Wednesday night in a 9-4 Tigers win over the A's, Verlander not only outpitched Sonny Gray, who was out after two rough innings, but also outpitched his early-season blues.

  • Premier pitchers Verlander, Gray square off

    It'll be a Motown showdown of two of baseball's marquee pitchers Wednesday when Justin Verlander and the Tigers face Sonny Gray and the A's in the third game of a four-game series.

  • Verlander looks to improve after rough start

    Justin Verlander missed out on pitching in rain and snow Sunday night against the Yankees thanks to an early rainout. It might have been easier than what he faced in warmer weather in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Pirates.

  • With 'plenty left,' Verlander takes hill in Miami

    The Tigers and Marlins get the season underway on Tuesday night at 7:10 p.m. ET with the first game of a two-game Interleague set at Marlins Park, and both teams are confident following some new additions. The Marlins have a new manager in Don Mattingly, a new hitting coach in Barry Bonds and even a new Opening Day starter, free-agent signee Wei-Yin Chen.

  • Verlander serves up homer -- to his brother

    Justin Verlander used to threaten his younger brother, Ben, about what would happen if they ever faced each other. "I've always told him my whole life I'm going to hit him," he joked. Instead, it was the other way around, with the younger Verlander getting big brother for a home run Thursday in a Minor League game.

  • Can Verlander join 3-no-hitter club?

    Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander has flirted with a third no-hitter enough times that he knows the exclusive club he'll be joining if he finishes off another. This could be the season.

  • Bunting Verlander moving in 'right direction'

    Justin Verlander was told to bunt in both at-bats during Saturday's 6-5 victory over the Phillies as he focused on preparing for the season. The Tigers right-hander allowed three runs over five-plus innings.

  • Verlander has three more spring goals

    Justin Verlander checked the video to confirm what he already knew.

  • Verlander not ready to rev engine just yet

    Justin Verlander's orange Lamborghini has been a presence in front of Joker Marchant Stadium this spring, so it figures that he'd use a car analogy for his first outing of the spring. Asked about the effort he puts behind his pitches in an early spring game like Friday's 3-0 win over the Yankees, Verlander said it's a building process.

  • Verlander happily takes veteran mentor role

    Daniel Norris has the image of a free spirit who searches for the perfect wave to surf and lived in his van last Spring Training. Justin Verlander dates a supermodel, loves to golf and owns a bevy of sports cars. Superficially, they seem like opposites. Yet when Norris became a Tiger to finish his rookie season, he found help from a similar baseball mind.


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