Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit
By STEVE KORNACKI  |  Last updated 7/31/13
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DETROIT Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander has shown signs of regaining his dominance at times this season. But I never came away from those games believing he had turned the corner. Now I think he has. It all has to do with his curveball the best in the game until recently regaining its knee-buckling break for him in Wednesdays outing. That, in turn, allowed Verlander to once again feast on right-handed hitters, who had been eating him alive this season. Verlander escaped a bases-loaded, nobody-out jam in the first inning with one run. And the Washington Nationals didnt score another run in his six-inning stint, as Detroit won its fifth straight game, 11-1. Jayson Werth hit a sacrifice fly for the first out in the first. Then Verlander got No. 5 hitter Adam LaRoche to go down swinging on a late-breaking curve, and Ian Desmond hit into a fielders choice to end the threat. It was huge, Verlander said of the LaRoche whiff. You go down by two or three runs, and put your offen...
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