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Verlander, Upton lead Tigers to fifth straight victory

DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander pitched into the eighth inning and Justin Upton homered for the fourth time in five games as the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Friday night. The Tigers have won five straight to move back into contention in both the AL Central and wild-card races. Upton was hitting .226 when Tigers manager Brad Ausmus held him out of the starting...
Via Associated Press
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Upton and Verlander lead Tigers to 5th straight win

DETROIT (AP) Justin Verlander pitched into the eighth inning and Justin Upton homered for the fourth time in five games as the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Friday night. The Tigers have won five straight to move back into contention in both the AL Central and wild-card races. Upton was hitting .226 when Tigers manager Brad Ausmus held him out of the starting...
Via Associated Press
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Detroit Tigers 4, Los Angeles Angels 2: Justin Verlander leads Tigers to fifth straight win

Justin Verlander and Justin Upton power Tigers to their fifth straight win. Verlander continued his roll on Friday night. As our game preview unfortunately foretold, Albert Pujols got to Verlander for a solo home run in the first inning. But, from that point on, Verlander flipped the ace switch, and proceeded to carve up the Angels with style en route to the Tigers' fifth straight...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Angels go quiet after early Pujols HR in Detroit

Justin Upton's go-ahead two-run homer punctuated a sixth-inning outburst in support of Justin Verlander, sending the Tigers to their fifth consecutive win with a 4-2 victory over the Angels on Friday night at Comerica Park.
Via Angels.com
1 day ago

Quiet early, Tigers solve Nolasco, win 5th straight

Justin Upton's go-ahead two-run homer punctuated a sixth-inning outburst in support of Justin Verlander, sending the Tigers to their fifth consecutive win with a 4-2 victory over the Angels on Friday night at Comerica Park.
Via Tigers.com
1 day ago

Two-Strike Approach: Verlander`s Third Act by Cat Garcia

Justin Verlander is the rare power pitcher who has reversed a downward trajectory late after 30.
Via Baseball Prospectus
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton, Verlander power Tigers past Red Sox 10-5

DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Upton hit a pair of three-run homers and the struggling Detroit Tigers finished their homestand with a 10-5 win over fill-in starter Henry Owen and the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. The Tigers won for just the fourth time in 14 games, and went 2-5 on their stay at Comerica Park. Boston has lost just two of its last 10. J.D. Martinez had a pair of doubles and Erick...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander Is Back In Elite Company

From 2008-11, Tim Lincecum and Justin Verlander were two of the five best pitchers in the world. The only three pitchers with a higher WAR than those two over that time period were into their 30’s. Verlander was coming off a Cy Young Award victory in 2011; Lincecum already had a pair under his belt from 2008-09. They were both under the age of 28, and were seen as perhaps the two...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander discusses awkward past with new teammate Aybar

Justin Verlander and new teammate Erick Aybar have a shared history, an awkward one that created the potential for serious awkwardness in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse. But the Tigers ace, in the interest of team harmony, insists that it’s time to move on from the arguable ugliness that transpired five years ago and welcome Aybar, acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Braves,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Let Thor-Verlander Be Your Nightcap

It’s a very thin pitching slate on this baseball Friday, but we’ve sacrificed quantity for quality in these matchups. Check ’em out! Noah Syndergaard (NYM) versus Justin Verlander (DET) 7:10 p.m. ET Syndergaard has allowed three or fewer earned runs in nine of his last 10 starts, though the tricky part is that he’s had trouble going deep into games of late, and as a result...
Via The Sports Post
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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