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Justin Verlander
ERA W-L K
3.40 3-6 75
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-5 / 225 NFBC ADP: 197.65
Position: SPBorn: 2/20/1983 Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, Virginia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Tigers (2004)


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Sep. 2 4:01 PM PT5:01 PM MT6:01 PM CT7:01 PM ET19:01 ET23:01 GMT7:01 4:01 PM MST6:01 PM EST6:31 PM VEN3:01 UAE (+1)6:01 PM CT-Verlander followed up his near no-hitter by limiting Kansas City to two earned runs over 6 2-3 innings to earn his second straight win.
Analysis: Verlander has a stellar 0.76 ERA and fanned 35 in 35 2-3 innings over his last five starts, though he's just 2-2 over that span due to a lack of run support.
Aug. 26 7:17 PM PT8:17 PM MT9:17 PM CT10:17 PM ET22:17 ET2:17 GMT10:17 7:17 PM MST9:17 PM EST9:47 PM VEN6:17 UAE (+1)9:17 PM CT-The Angels' Chris Iannetta hit a leadoff double off the chalk on the left field line to end Verlander's no-hit bid for the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning.
Analysis: Looking for his third career no-hitter, Verlander had faced the minimum Wednesday night. He had walked two but induced a pair of double plays. Verlander walked David Murphy on four pitches to start the eighth, then fell behind 2-0 on Erick Aybar before getting a double-play grounder. Verlander hasn't won since July 29, but entered with a 2.00 ERA over his past four starts. Verlander's most recent no-hitter came at Toronto on May 7, 2011.
Aug. 22 3:45 PM PT4:45 PM MT5:45 PM CT6:45 PM ET18:45 ET22:45 GMT6:45 3:45 PM MST5:45 PM EST6:15 PM VEN2:45 UAE (+1)5:45 PM CT-Verlander pitched well again but took a 2-0 loss to Texas on Friday night.
Analysis: Verlander (1-6, 3.86 ERA) gave up two runs - one earned - in seven innings. He has a 0.45 ERA in his last three starts but is 0-3 in his past four.
Aug. 10 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Verlander allowed two unearned runs in six innings Sunday, but received the loss in the Tigers' 7-2 defeat to Boston.
Analysis: Verlander fanned seven while yielding four hits and owns a 2.17 ERA over his last four starts. He has just one win over that stretch, however.
July 30 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Verlander's first win this season didn't come easy. Verlander outlasted Chris Archer and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Verlander (1-3), who retired his first 14 batters before Asdrubal Cabrera homered on an 0-1 pitch with two outs in the fifth, gave up one run, four hits and had 10 strikeouts over eight innings.
July 6 2:25 PM PT3:25 PM MT4:25 PM CT5:25 PM ET17:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 PM MST4:25 PM EST4:55 PM VEN1:25 UAE (+1)4:25 PM CT-Verlander had another poor performance Sunday, allowing seven runs in a loss to the Blue Jays.
Analysis: Verlander is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in four starts since returning from the disabled list.
June 24 10:10 PM PT11:10 PM MT12:10 AM CT1:10 AM ET1:10 ET5:10 GMT13:10 10:10 PM MST12:10 AM EST12:40 AM VEN9:10 UAE12:10 AM CT-Verlander is on track to return Tuesday from a back issue that caused him to miss a start. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus says Verlander will start Tuesday night against Pittsburgh. The right-hander didn't pitch at all this season until June 13 because of an arm problem, and after making two starts, he was scratched from Wednesday's game against Cleveland because of back stiffness.
Analysis: The 32-year-old Verlander is 0-1 with a 6.17 ERA this season. He was able to throw 117 pitches in his most recent outing, a 7-2 loss to the New York Yankees on June 19. Verlander has been one of baseball's most durable pitchers throughout his career, making at least 30 starts in each of the past nine seasons.
June 20 3:50 PM PT4:50 PM MT5:50 PM CT6:50 PM ET18:50 ET22:50 GMT6:50 3:50 PM MST5:50 PM EST6:20 PM VEN2:50 UAE (+1)5:50 PM CT-Verlander slightly disgraced himself Friday.
Analysis: Verlander allowed a homer to Alex Rodriguez for the disgraced slugger's 3,000th career hit. Verlander gave up six runs and 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings. He fell to 0-4 at the new Yankee Stadium. "I don't ever want to give up a hit. So I definitely don't want to be a part of the history that way," he said.
June 14 9:58 AM PT10:58 AM MT11:58 AM CT12:58 PM ET12:58 ET16:58 GMT0:58 9:58 AM MST11:58 AM EST12:28 PM VEN20:58 UAE11:58 AM CT-Verlander's season debut ended with a no-decision Saturday.
Analysis: The former MVP and Cy Young award winner, who had been on the disabled list with a right triceps strain since the start of the season, left with a 3-2 lead after pitching five innings before the bullpen collapsed in a loss. Verlander's hardest pitch was timed at 97 mph so he has still got it. "It was nice to be back out there," he said.
Mar. 30 3:26 PM PT4:26 PM MT5:26 PM CT6:26 PM ET18:26 ET22:26 GMT6:26 3:26 PM MST5:26 PM EST5:56 PM VEN2:26 UAE (+1)5:26 PM CT-Verlander is making his first start this season against the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.
Analysis: The 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner has been sidelined all season after leaving a March 27 spring training game with a strained right triceps. His recovery suffered several setbacks before the last couple weeks. He has made two rehab starts for Triple-A Toledo, and only allowed one run on four hits and no walks in 5 2/3 innings Saturday against Columbus.
Mar. 22 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Two days after being told he would not be the Tigers' opening day starter, Verlander gave up three home runs in less than five innings of a 7-7 tie Sunday between Detroit's split squad and the Washington Nationals.
Analysis: His ERA inflated to 6.08. "I have work to do on my slider," Verlander said. "My slider has been about 50-50. I still have some tinkering to do before opening day." Fantasy players may want to tinker and look elsewhere for a starter.
Mar. 20 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-David Price is getting the nod as opening-day starter for the Detroit Tigers, ending Verlander's run of having that honor at seven straight seasons.
Analysis: After a dominant run in which Verlander won the 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young Award, he struggled last year, going 15-12 with a 4.54 ERA. Price went 4-4 with a 3.59 ERA for Detroit and had a 3.26 ERA overall.

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