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35 Justin Verlander SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/225 | Birthdate: 2/20/1983 | Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, VA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: Old Dominion | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $20,100,000 | Owned/Started%: 96/75 | Average Draft Position: 85.61
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Tigers SP Justin Verlander remains on fire in beating Royals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2015) Tigers rebounding right-hander Justin Verlander put together the worst performance in his last five starts Tuesday night in Kansas City. But that's not saying much - it was still pretty darn good.

Verlander, who was coming off a one-hitter, yielded two earned runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings with one walk and four whiffs. He raised his record to 2-4 in the process. The big blow was a Kendrys Morales home run in the fourth inning.

He has given up a mere three runs over his last 35 2/3 innings to lower his ERA to 3.40 as he continues to show flashes of the Verlander of old.


Tigers SP Justin Verlander just misses no-hit bid


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Justin Verlander came oh-so-close to registering the third no-hitter of his stellar career Wednesday, as the Tigers starter allowed a ninth-inning double for his only hit in a complete-game, shutout win over the Angels.

Verlander was in command most of the night, striking out nine and walking two. Facing the Angels' Chris Iannetta to lead off the ninth, Verlander gave up a lined shot that just landed fair down the left-field line, kicking up the chalk as it hit the ground. 

Verlander then retired the Angels in order to earn just his second victory of the season. He had lost three of his last four starts, although over his last three starts had given up just one earned run. 


Tigers' Justin Verlander takes loss to drop to 1-6


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2015) Tigers starter Justin Verlander lost his third straight game to drop to 0-3 in August and 1-6 on the season. 

Verlander allowed just two runs, one earned, over seven innings, but Texas shut out Detroit on Friday, giving Verlander a hard-luck loss. 

Verlander has allowed one earned run on 11 hits in 20 innings over his last three starts. He's 0-2 over that stretch. 


Tigers SP Justin Verlander tosses seven scoreless innings


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/16/2015) Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander was dominant during his start against the Astros on Saturday.

Verlander didn't allow a run through seven innings of work. He struck out seven batters and gave up just three hits in the no-decision.

Verlander (1-5) has a 4.11 ERA in 70 innings this season.


Tigers' Justin Verlander allows no earned runs, still loses


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2015) Tigers starter Justin Verlander fell to 1-5 on the season with a loss to Boston on Sunday. 

Verlander lost despite not allowing any earned runs. It's the first time Verlander has not given up an earned run in a start since April 17 of last season. 

An error led to two unearned runs, sending Verlander to defeat. He allowed four hits and three walks while matching a season high by striking out seven. 


Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander falters against Royals in loss


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2015) Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander allowed five runs on 10 hits in seven innings of work in Detroit's 5-1 loss to the Royals on Tuesday. Verlander, who struck out five and walked none, ran into problems in the second when he allowed three singles to plate a run.

Then in the fourth, Verlander gave up a two-run homer to Salvador Perez. Verlander, now 1-4, allowed just two runs in his previous two outings. The defeat on Tuesday moved his ERA to 5.05 on the year.  He will look to bounce back against the Astros on Saturday.


Tigers SP Justin Verlander tosses gem in win over Rays


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander was absolutely dominant in his start against the Rays on Wednesday.

Verlander allowed just one run on four hits over eight innings of work. He struck out a season-high 10 batters, while flirting with a no-hitter through the first 4 2/3 innings of the game. Verlander's no-hitter was broken up by an Asdrubal Cabrera solo home run with two outs in the fourth inning.

Verlander is now 1-3 with the win. He has a 4.86 ERA this season with 35 strikeouts and 12 walks in 50 innings this season.


Tigers' Justin Verlander remains winless on year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2015) Tigers starter Justin Verlander picked up a no-decision against Boston on Friday. Verlander is now winless in eight starts on the year, with an 0-3 record and five no-decisions. 

Verlander pitched a season-high eight innings, allowing a run on seven hits. He left with the score tied. 

Verlander struck out three and threw 111 pitches, the fourth start this season he's topped 100 for pitch count. 


Tigers SP Justin Verlander allows seven runs in Sunday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) The struggles for Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander continued during his start Sunday, which the Tigers lost 9-3.

Verlander surrendered seven runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings of work. He also struck out four and walked one. He allowed a solo home run to Adam Jones in the first inning and a three-run home run to Jonthan Schoop in the fourth.

Verlander (0-3) is now winless in his six starts this season with a 6.62 ERA. He has just two quality starts in his six starts.


Justin Verlander remains winless with no-decision for Tigers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) Tigers starter Justin Verlander lasted a season-high 7 2/3 innings, but a seven-run Minnesota rally against the bullpen cost him a win. 

Verlander took a no-decision and remained winless on the year at 0-2. He allowed a season-low one run on five hits and struck out a season-high six. 


Tigers announce rotation plans for first series after All-Star break


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez will start the team's first game after the All-Star break against the Orioles, according to MLive.com. He will be followed in the three-game series by David Price and Justin Verlander.

Fifth inning seals Justin Verlander's doom in Tigers' loss


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) Justin Verlander was pitching effectively for the Tigers until the fifth inning, when the Blue Jays figured out the righty and rocked him for a six-run frame in Detroit's 10-5 loss. 

Verlander would finish his five innings of work with an unsightly line of seven earned runs on seven hits, including allowing back-to-back home runs. He struck out five and walked two while throwing 98 pitches. 

In two of his four outings since returning from the disabled list, Verlander (0-2) has been rocked for 13 runs and 17 hits, both losses. In the other two outings, both no-decisions, he has given up four runs on nine hits. 


Tigers' Justin Verlander walks five in no-decision


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Tigers starter Justin Verlander walked five batters in six innings on Tuesday. Verlander took a no-decision in the 14-inning loss to Pittsburgh, walking the most batters in a start since July 31, 2013. 

Verlander allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits, while striking out a season-high three. The veteran right-hander hadn't pitched since June 19 due to back tightness.

"I'd be lying to you if I said it wasn't in the back of my mind a little bit, hoping that it wasn't going to spasm up on me again," Verlander said, per MLB.com. "It was present, but it wasn't impeding me in any way."


Tigers expect Justin Verlander to make Tuesday start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday he has penciled in pitcher Justin Verlander for Tuesday's start against the Pirates, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Verlander recently returned from the disabled list, but he experienced a back issue during a recent start, which caused him to push his next start back.


Tigers SP Justin Verlander plans on making Tuesday start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander has declared his back to be better and added that he's shooting to make his scheduled start Tuesday against Pittsburgh ace Gerrit Cole, per the Detroit Free Press.

Verlander made just two starts in his return from injury before going down again. Neither was particularly impressive - he owns a 6.17 ERA with four home runs allowed in 11 2/3 innings.


Tigers scratch Justin Verlander (back) from Wednesday's start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander will not be able to make Wednesday's start because of back stiffness, reports Mlive.com.

"We thought it might go away, just kind of soreness from pitching again after having not pitched much in a while," manager Brad Ausmus said. "We're going to be cautious. He could probably go out there, but we're just going to be cautious to make sure he's healthy."

The Tigers will call up Buck Farmer to replace Verlander during Wednesday’s start.

"Right now, we're just looking at Buck pitching this one start and then we have the ability to push Verlander back up to five days," Ausmus said. "And if for some reason it doesn't go away, we'll make a decision then. But right now we're expecting him to make a start. We just don't know when because we've got to make sure he feels all right."


Tigers' Justin Verlander roughed up in 300th career start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Tigers starter Justin Verlander made his 300th career start on Friday and lost, falling to 0-1 on the season. 

It was Verlander's second start of the year. He surrendered three home runs, the most he's given up since June 29, 2012.

Verlander allowed six runs in 6 2/3 innings. He gave up 10 hits, walked a batter and struck out two.

"They capitalized on most of the mistakes I made, and they hit a few big homers," Verlander said. "Obviously, I wasn't quite as locked in as I'd like to be, I made a few mistakes and they made it hurt."

His next start will be Wednesday, at Cleveland. 


Tigers SP Justin Verlander goes five innings in season-debut


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Tigers starter Justin Verlander had a decent showing in his season-debut on Saturday against the Indians. Verlander went five innings, allowing two runs on three hits. He walked two and struck out two, earning a no-decision in the 5-4 loss. He threw 87 pitches, with 55 going for strikes.

Verlander, who was making his first start of the season after dealing with a triceps injury, was sharp through the first three frames, even hitting 97 mph on his fastball at one point. But he gave up a solo home run to Carlos Santana in the fourth inning, followed by a sacrifice fly in the fifth. 

"When I tried to step on the gas a little bit, fell out of rhythm a little bit and walked a couple guys," Verlander said, per MLB.com. "That's more effort than I've had to put in yet, so it kind of makes sense why the rhythm wasn't quite there."

All-in-all it was a solid effort for Verlander, who will make his next start on Thursday in Cincinnati. 


Justin Verlander to make first start of season for Tigers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) As expected, Justin Verlander will start Saturday's game for the Tigers, making his 2015 season debut. 

Verlander has been on the disabled list all year after suffering a triceps injury in spring training. 


Tigers' Brad Ausmus says Justin Verlander will start Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/9/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed that pitcher Justin Verlander will come off the disabled list and start on Saturday against the Indians. Verlander will make his season debut after missing all season with a triceps injury in spring training.

David Price, who was scheduled to start Saturday, will take the mound on Friday against Cleveland, according to MLB.com


Tigers SP Justin Verlander better in second rehab start Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander made his second rehab start with Triple-A Toledo on Saturday. His results on Saturday were an improvement over his first outing.

On Saturday, the right-hander went 5 2/3 innings, allowing just an unearned run on four hits. He struck out nine and did not walk a batter, tossing 69 of his 93 pitches for strikes. 

"I feel like today was the step I wanted to see," said Verlander, per MLive.com. "The biggest thing was getting my pitch count up and getting some innings, not just throwing three innings."

It had been reported earlier that this could be Verlander's final rehab start, as he recovers from a triceps injury that has kept him out all season. But the Tigers have not officially made any announcements regarding Verlander's status.


Tigers' Justin Verlander will be limited to 85-90 pitches Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander will be limited to 85-90 pitches when he makes his second rehab start at Triple-A Toledo on Saturday, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters, per MLive.com.

The right-hander, who is working his way back from triceps injury, tossed 79 pitches in his rehab debut on Sunday. Verlander could be deemed ready to return from the disabled list following his second rehab outing. 


Tigers' Justin Verlander to make another rehab start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander is scheduled to make a second injury rehab start at Triple-A Toledo on Saturday, manager Brad Ausmus said, per the Detroit Free Press

Verlander threw 79 pitches in his first rehab start on Sunday. He's on the disabled list with a triceps injury. Ausmus said that Verlander felt "normal soreness" after the start.

Ausmus said he "wouldn't be surprised, unless something unforseen happens," if Saturday was Verlander's last rehab start. 


Tigers' Justin Verlander throws 79 pitches in rehab debut Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Sunday, giving up three earned runs on six hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings while striking out three.

"I feel good," Verlander said, per MLive.com. "No issues in regard to the injury. That's obviously the most important thing coming away from today."

Verlander has yet to pitch with the Tigers this season due to a triceps injury, but he was able to throw 79 pitches in his rehab debut despite the mediocre results. Manager Brad Ausmus previously said that a decision about Verlander's next step would be made after Sunday's outing.

"I think it's just a matter of how I feel," Verlander said after the outing. "Obviously, your preference isn't to make another one. I want to help the (Tigers) in any way I can."

If he's deemed ready to return, his season debut would likely come against the White Sox in Chicago next weekend.


Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) will make rehab start Sunday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Justin Verlander will make his first rehab start on Sunday with Triple-A Toledo, according to MLive.com. The Tigers' right-hander threw a simulated game on Tuesday and seems to have come out of it with no issues, leading to his rehab start.

Manager Brad Ausmus said Verlander would be limited to 80-85 pitches on Sunday. He wasn't sure if Verlander would need to make more than one rehab start. 

"It’s all going to depend on how the first one goes. Then we’ll make a decision," Ausmus said, per the Detroit Free Press.

Verlander is working his way back from a triceps injury that has kept him out of action all season so far.