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Justin Verlander
ERA W-L K
3.78 7-5 102
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-5 / 225 NFBC ADP: 137.89
Position: SPBorn: 2/20/1983 Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, Virginia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Tigers (2004)


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June 22 9:46 AM PT10:46 AM MT11:46 AM CT12:46 PM ET12:46 ET16:46 GMT0:46 9:46 AM MST11:46 AM EST12:16 PM VEN20:46 UAE11:46 AM CT-Verlander held Seattle scoreless for five innings Tuesday before giving up a two-run homer to Kyle Seager in the sixth, but that was the only damage he allowed in seven innings as the Tigers won 4-2.
Analysis: Verlander was unable to win a fourth straight start but continues to pitch well and chew up innings. He's pitched into the seventh in nine consecutive outings, going 5-2 with a 2.34 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 65 1/3 innings.
June 17 9:23 AM PT10:23 AM MT11:23 AM CT12:23 PM ET12:23 ET16:23 GMT0:23 9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST11:53 AM VEN20:23 UAE11:23 AM CT-Verlander allowed four runs on eight hits over seven innings in the Tigers' 10-4 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Analysis: Verlander continued his mastery of the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Verlander improved to 13-5 in 22 starts in the ballpark. He's 5-2 with a 2.31 ERA in his last eight starts overall this season.
May 31 11:57 AM PT12:57 PM MT1:57 PM CT2:57 PM ET14:57 ET18:57 GMT2:57 11:57 AM MST1:57 PM EST2:27 PM VEN22:57 UAE1:57 PM CT-Verlander was beaten Monday.
Analysis: Verlander, known best for his pending nuptials to model Kate Upton, up only one hit in the first seven innings while retiring the first 12 Angels he faced. He recorded one out in the eighth and surrendered four runs and finished with seven strikeouts.
May 25 10:03 AM PT11:03 AM MT12:03 PM CT1:03 PM ET13:03 ET17:03 GMT1:03 10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST12:33 PM VEN21:03 UAE12:03 PM CT-Verlander was brilliant Tuesday.
Analysis: Verlander, known best for his relationship with model Kate Upton, struck out 10 in eight scoreless innings. He's allowed only four runs over his last four starts and gave up three hits and two walks in a 108-pitch effort.
May 19 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET16:16 ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)3:16 PM CT-Verlander struck out 10 batters, including the 2,000th of his career, to help Detroit beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Verlander, known best for his relationship with model Kate Upton, allowed six hits and three runs over 7 1/3 innings while matching his season high in strikeouts. He joined Mickey Lolich as the two pitchers in franchise history with 2,000 career strikeouts.
May 14 1:20 PM PT2:20 PM MT3:20 PM CT4:20 PM ET16:20 ET20:20 GMT4:20 1:20 PM MST3:20 PM EST3:50 PM VEN0:20 UAE (+1)3:20 PM CT-Verlander threw a complete game in a hard-luck 1-0 loss Friday at Baltimore.
Analysis: He held Baltimore's potent lineup to a run on four hits while striking out eight in eight innings. Verlander appears to be back on track after a poor beginning to the season, as he spun seven scoreless innings against Texas in his previous start.
May 9 2:11 PM PT3:11 PM MT4:11 PM CT5:11 PM ET17:11 ET21:11 GMT5:11 2:11 PM MST4:11 PM EST4:41 PM VEN1:11 UAE (+1)4:11 PM CT-Verlander didn't get a decision Sunday against Texas despite his best outing of the season.
Analysis: The 2011 AL MVP yielded three hits and fanned nine over seven scoreless innings before the Rangers scored seven times against Detroit's bullpen en route to an 8-3 win. Verlander bounced back nicely from his previous start, when he was rocked for seven runs in five innings in a loss at Cleveland.
May 3 11:33 AM PT12:33 PM MT1:33 PM CT2:33 PM ET14:33 ET18:33 GMT2:33 11:33 AM MST1:33 PM EST2:03 PM VEN22:33 UAE1:33 PM CT-Kate Upton has announced her engagement to baseball star Justin Verlander. The 23-year-old supermodel and actress took to the red carpet at last night's Met Gala in New York City to show off her ring.
Analysis: E! reports that Upton and Verlander have been dating for more than three years.
Apr. 28 2:45 PM PT3:45 PM MT4:45 PM CT5:45 PM ET17:45 ET21:45 GMT5:45 2:45 PM MST4:45 PM EST5:15 PM VEN1:45 UAE (+1)4:45 PM CT-Verlander moved to 2-2 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Verlander allowed three runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings, his third straight quality start since allowing seven runs against Pittsburgh on April 11.
Apr. 23 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET16:16 ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)3:16 PM CT-Verlander gave up two runs and four hits with 10 strikeouts in seven innings of Friday's 2-1 loss to the Indians.
Analysis: Despite the loss, Verlander turned in his best start of the season. He entered with a .323 opponent batting average.
Apr. 12 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-Verlander was roughed up by the Pirates on Monday, allowing seven runs and 10 hits over 4 1-3 innings of a 7-4 loss at Comerica Park.
Analysis: Verlander was coming off a solid debut in which he gave up three runs and three hits over six innings in an 8-7, 11-inning win at Miami on April 5. He's likely to run hot and cold throughout the season.
Mar. 20 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET23:57 ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST11:27 PM VEN7:57 UAE (+1)9:57 PM CT-Verlander was tagged for dingers twice by Bryce Harper on Sunday.
Analysis: Verlander hadn't allowed a run in three starts of exhibition play until the NL MVP kicked his butt.

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