Posted June 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
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As dominant as Justin Verlander has been against the NL, his starts against the St. Louis Cardinals have been downright forgettable. The Detroit Tigers ace might not have much room for error given the way Lance Lynn is pitching for the Cardinals. Verlander will try to stay unbeaten at home in interleague play Tuesday night when the reigning AL MVP squares off against Lynn and the Cardinals. Over his past six outings, Verlander (6-4, 2.66 ERA) has lost three times - all to AL teams - but he's gone 2-0 with a 1.57 ERA in three interleague starts. The Tigers (32-34) have won all 11 regular-season home games he's pitched versus the NL as he's gone 10-0 with a 1.73 ERA. However, his one playoff outing against an NL team in Detroit came at the 2006 World Series versus St. Louis, getting ripped for seven runs in five innings of a 7-2 loss in Game 1. Verlander also went on to lose the series-deciding Game 5. Including those outings, he's 2-3 with a 5.59 ERA in five starts against the ...
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