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AL MVP Justin Verlander picked up where he left off last season, pitching two scoreless innings in his spring training debut as the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Monday. Verlander gave up one hit, struck out one and faced six batters, and said he felt ready for another inning. He was the unanimous AL Cy Young winner last year after going 24-5, including a no-hitter at Toronto. A day after launching nine home runs against Atlanta on a windy day, the Tigers were held to a pair of extra-base hits - a double by Delmon Young and a triple from Quintin Berry. Collin Balester pitched a scoreless ninth for a save. Colby Rasmus doubled and singled for the Blue Jays.
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