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Justin Verlander
ERA W-L K
4.87 4-3 58
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-5 / 225 NFBC ADP: 42.65
Position: SPBorn: 2/20/1983 Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, Virginia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Tigers (2004)


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May 26 7:24 AM PT8:24 AM MT9:24 AM CT10:24 AM ET10:24 ET14:24 GMT22:24 7:24 AM MST9:24 AM EST9:54 AM VEN18:24 UAE9:24 AM CT-Verlander allowed six runs on nine hits and three walks in 5.2 innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Houston Astros 7-6 on Thursday.
Analysis: Verlander struck out four, ending the game with a 4.87 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
May 20 8:11 PM PT9:11 PM MT10:11 PM CT11:11 PM ET23:11 ET3:11 GMT11:11 8:11 PM MST10:11 PM EST10:41 PM VEN7:11 UAE (+1)10:11 PM CT-Justin Verlander improved to 4-3, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Texas Rangers 9-3 on Saturday. Verlander struck out five, ending the game with a 4.39 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Another solid outing for the Detroit ace, who's 3-1 with a 3.27 ERA over his last five starts. He's held opposing hitters to a .203 average during that period, while allowing just three home runs in 33 innings.
May 15 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET11:37 ET15:37 GMT23:37 8:37 AM MST10:37 AM EST11:07 AM VEN19:37 UAE10:37 AM CT-Verlander yielded five hits and walked five in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Angels. He pitched into the seventh inning of his first loss in four starts.
Analysis: With seven strikeouts, Verlander passed Tommy John and pulled even with Eddie Plank for 53rd place in baseball history with 2,246 career strikeouts.
May 10 1:19 PM PT2:19 PM MT3:19 PM CT4:19 PM ET16:19 ET20:19 GMT4:19 1:19 PM MST3:19 PM EST3:49 PM VEN0:19 UAE (+1)3:19 PM CT-Justin Verlander improved to 3-2, allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Tuesday. Verlander struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.25 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This was a rare decent road outing for Verlander, who has a 7.59 ERA in four outings away from home and a 0.86 ERA in three at Comerica.
May 2 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET23:28 ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST10:58 PM VEN7:28 UAE (+1)10:28 PM CT-Justin Verlander improved to 2-2, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks in 7.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Tuesday. Verlander struck out five, ending the game with a 4.21 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 27 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Justin Verlander allowed one run - zero earned - on five hits and two walks in 7.0 innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Thursday. Verlander struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.60 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He bounced back after losing his previous two starts while allowing 13 runs on 14 hits and seven walks over nine innings.
Apr. 22 8:51 AM PT9:51 AM MT10:51 AM CT11:51 AM ET11:51 ET15:51 GMT23:51 8:51 AM MST10:51 AM EST11:21 AM VEN19:51 UAE10:51 AM CT-Verlander allowed four runs, three hits and six walks - one shy of his career high - in five-plus innings of a 6-3 loss to the Twins on Friday.
Analysis: Verlander's ERA rose to 6.04. He had been 12-1 in his previous 18 starts against the Twins. ''Inexcusable there,'' Verlander said. ''I just lost my tempo and rhythm. That many walks, with us up like that, that can't happen.''
Apr. 15 6:09 PM PT7:09 PM MT8:09 PM CT9:09 PM ET21:09 ET1:09 GMT9:09 6:09 PM MST8:09 PM EST8:39 PM VEN5:09 UAE (+1)8:09 PM CT-Verlander matched a career high by allowing nine runs Saturday in a 13-6 loss to the Indians, getting ripped for 11 hits in four-plus innings.
Analysis: The 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner and MVP also gave up nine runs against the White Sox on April 6, 2008, and versus Texas on May 25, 2014. He fell to 0-5 with a 7.13 ERA in his last seven starts in Cleveland, but he has a more favorable matchup Friday in Minnesota. He's 11-1 with a 2.14 ERA in his last 16 starts against the Twins.
Apr. 10 4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT-Verlander allowed one unearned run over seven innings in the Tigers' 2-1 win over the Red Sox on Monday.
Analysis: Verlander didn't get the win like he did in his debut, but he was even better than he was in that first starts, a great sign for Tigers fans and fantasy owners.
Apr. 10 4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT-Verlander allowed one unearned run over seven innings in the Tigers' 2-1 win over the Red Sox on Monday.
Analysis: Verlander didn't get the win like he did in his debut, but he was even better than he was in that first starts, a great sign for Tigers fans and fantasy owners.
Apr. 4 3:25 PM PT4:25 PM MT5:25 PM CT6:25 PM ET18:25 ET22:25 GMT6:25 3:25 PM MST5:25 PM EST5:55 PM VEN2:25 UAE (+1)5:25 PM CT-Verlander struck out 10 over 6 1/3 innings and allowed two runs to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Verlander was the runner-up for the AL Cy Young Award last season after he went 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA in 34 starts. It was his most wins and lowest ERA since 2012. His 254 strikeouts were his most since a career-high 269 in 2009.

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