Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 6/29/12
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David Price and Justin Verlander are set to start against each other for the first time. Verlander will be searching for his fourth straight win Friday night when his Detroit Tigers try to hand Price's Tampa Bay Rays a season-high fifth straight defeat. The marquee game of this four-game set that began Thursday figures to be this matchup of Verlander (8-4, 2.52 ERA) - the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner and MVP - and Price (10-4, 2.95), who can become the AL's first 11-game winner with Texas 10-game winner Matt Harrison also pitching later Friday. Verlander, who has 113 strikeouts to trail teammate Max Scherzer by one for the AL lead, has posted a 1.88 ERA in winning his last three outings. He pitched a five-hitter for his major league-leading fourth complete game Sunday in a 3-2 victory at Pittsburgh. "I didn't have the flashy fastball or anything, but I was able to pitch and go nine innings," he said. The right-hander's last three starts, however, have been against NL clubs...
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