Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Justin Verlander has continued his domination of the Kansas City Royals this season but has yet to earn a win against them.Verlander will try to change that while helping the Detroit Tigers start turning around their lackluster record in this year's series Saturday night.Verlander is 15-2 with a 2.56 ERA in 25 career starts against Kansas City and has posted a 0.64 ERA in his two matchups this season. The Tigers' bullpen, though, has failed to hold on to leads in both games, and he's received a total of five runs of support.Verlander pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out eight in his most recent meeting with the Royals on June 12, but Drew Smyly and Jose Valverde combined to give up two runs in the ninth in a 3-2 loss in 10 innings.In the final game before the All-Star break Sunday, Verlander (10-6, 3.50 ERA) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in a 5-0 win over Texas.He's hoping a change in routine will help him earn another victory. Verlander has had only one throwin...
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