Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/18/14

11 APR 2009: Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) during the Detroit Tigers 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. Verlander would not get a decision pitching 5 innings while allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run. Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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Justin Verlander's long nightmare continues. No, not his winless streak. Although that did extend to four starts on Saturday, he won't mind after the Tigers walked away with a 3-2 victory in Cincinnati. Besides, Verlander pitched fairly well, allowing two runs in six innings. His only problem was the 34 foul balls that Reds hitters managed, driving up Verlander's pitch count. Verlander's disappointment? He didn't end his career-long hitless streak. The only player in major league history with two more no-hitters than hits hit a soft line drive to first base in his first at-bat, then laid down a sacrifice bunt the next time up. "I thought maybe I'd get to swing away, because I put such a good swing on the first one," he told FOX Sports Detroit after the game. "That was almost my first double. Well, my first knock, anyway. No go, though." Verlander badly missed on his first two attempts at the bunt, but laid a 0-2 pitch down the third-base line. The bunt was good enough that h...
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