DETROIT -- Good thing Justin Verlander wasn't starting Sunday or his whole routine would have been thrown off.
Let's just say the ride in was a bit of an adventure.
"I got a ride to the stadium from Town Car, as I usually do on days that I travel," Verlander said after Sunday's 7-1 Tigers victory over Kansas City. "On the way there, about 10 minutes out, the AC went out. I'm like, 'Oh, God.'
"So I asked the driver if I could get the window unlocked, and the windows wouldn't go down. So then it's a sauna, but at least the car's still going. So I'm like, 'All right, we're good, we'll make it.'"
Unfortunately for Verlander, he was wrong.
He said about three miles away from Comerica Park, the car started making some disturbing noises and slowing down.
"We were going about 35 (miles per hour) down the interstate, and I told her, 'I think we should probably pull over and get off the interstate before we get rear-ended,'" Verlander said. "I made a call, got (clubhouse manager Jim) ...