Posted August 05, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Detroit Tigers have won eight straight at home, but have dropped Justin Verlander's last five regular-season starts against the New York Yankees. The Tigers hope Verlander can extend their streak while potentially ending his own Monday night as they seek a fifth consecutive victory overall in the opener of a four-game set. Verlander (11-7, 2.63 ERA) beat New York (63-44) in Game 3 of a division series last year, but he's 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA in his last five outings versus the Yankees in the regular season. "You gotta score runs when you get the opportunities," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "And it seems like when we've had success against Verlander, we've gotten to him early." The ace right-hander catches a break Monday since he won't face Alex Rodriguez, who is sidelined with a broken left hand after going 4 for 6 with two homers against him this year. Derek Jeter and Ichiro Suzuki have fared well against Verlander with averages ...

Yanks Loss To Detroit May Be A Playoff Premonition

You really couldn't expect Justin Verlander to lose three straight decisions to the New York Yankees. After all, he's Justin Verlander. Verlander broke his losing streak last night, striking out 14 in the process (getting Ichirio 3 times), en route to a 7-2 win over the Yankees. I watched as much of this game as I could before my confidence disappeared and I switched to...

Verlander mows down the Yankees with 14 strikeouts

Monday night, Tigers ace Justin Verlander did something that no other Tigers pitcher had done in over 50 years and that’s strike out 14 total Yankee hitters in a single game. The last pitcher to do this was Jim Bunning in 1958 when he too accomplished the same feet. Although he did match a career high with the 14 K’s, Monday’s performance by Verlander is something that Tigers...

Yankees Hope to Handle Verlander

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-10305\"> Coming off what seems like the Yankees first series win in forever, they are no doubt looking...

Verlander dominates Yanks, Ks 14

Justin Verlander matched a career high with 14 strikeouts and got home-run support from Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera, leading the Detroit Tigers over the New York Yankees 7-2 Monday night. Verlander (12-7) threw 132 pitches, his most in a regular-season game, and sent the Tigers to their fifth straight win. Before this opener of a three-game series, manager Jim Leyland said...

Justin Verlander Blows Away New York Yankees With 14 Strikeout Virtuoso Performance

While it wasn’t a perfect game or a no hitter, “Must See” Justin Verlander was back to his old television tricks tonight at Comerica Park. Through eight strong innings and 14 strikeouts, the ace pitched the Detroit Tigers to an … Continue reading →

Game 2012.110: Yankees at Tigers

Detroit Tigers, 59-50, 2nd place, 1.5 back. Too many strikeouts;  way too many strikeouts.  Somehow though, Justin Verlander was able to overcome his 14-strikeout performance (a career high), and put away the Yankees, the 9th consecutive Comerica Park win for the Tigers. All of the strikeouts meant no complete game (he tied a career high with 132 pitches–an amazing 96 of which...

Verlander strikes out 14 Yankees in Tigers' victory

DETROIT -- The red-hot Detroit Tigers used their star power to overwhelm the New York Yankees Monday night. Nobody was more overpowering than the reigning American League MVP. Justin Verlander equaled his career high in strikeouts, and everyone in the Detroit Tigers lineup contributed to their fifth consecutive victory. Verlander struck out 14 in eight innings while Prince Fielder...

Yankees Game 108: Verlander Dominates

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-10331\"> New York Yankees 2 — Detroit Tigers 7   Justin Verlander dominated while Nova’s struggles...

Tigers 7, Yankees 2

DETROIT -- Justin Verlander equaled his career high in strikeouts, and everyone in the Detroit Tigers lineup contributed to their fifth consecutive victory. Verlander struck out 14 New York Yankees in eight innings while Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera hit solo homers as the Tigers won their ninth straight home game 7-2 on Monday. Detroit got at least one hit from all of its...

Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver and 8 Pitchers Capable of a No-No Every Time Out | Bleacher Report

Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver and 8 Pitchers Capable of a No-No Every Time Out | Bleacher Report.

Factor12 Leaders: Week 17

The Factor12 Rating (F12) is an analytic measurement utilizing league average performance to compare the value of all MLB pitchers. (1) Justin Verlander retains the number one position following a rain-shortened performance against the Boston Red Sox. The 2011 AL Cy Young award winner leads MLB with a 30.872 F12 Rating. (2) R.A. Dickey once again earns the silver medal. The knuckleball...

TRI Review Series: Starting Pitchers 1-10

We took a look at the second group of ten starting pitchers before. This group will contain all of the big names you are accustomed to seeing and a few new guys. There can be no doubt that the National League and American League Cy Young winners will come from this group. One of them was traded at the deadline which means that new team has a huge advantage. 1) Justin...

Pitching Matchups For Yankees @ Tigers

Game 1: Monday @ 7:05PM | TV: YES, ESPN | Radio: WCBS RHP Ivan Nova (10-5, 4.53) vs RHP Justin Verlander (11-7, 2.63) Game 2: Tuesday @ 7:05PM | TV: YES, MLBN | Radio: WCBS RHP Phil Hughes (11-8, 3.96) vs RHP Rick Porcello (8-6, 4.65) Game 3: Wednesday @ 7:05PM | TV: YES | Radio: WCBS LHP CC Sabathia (11-3, 3.53) vs RHP Anibal Sanchez (1-1, 4.50) Game 4: Thursday @ 1...
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