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Verlander Wins AL MVP

Adds award to his Cy Young this year

(Newser) - Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander won the Most Valuable Player award today, adding it to his Cy Young Award last week. Verlander received 13 of 28 first-place votes and 280 points in voting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Verlander won the AL's pitching triple crown, going 24-5... More »

Rangers Tame Tigers 3-2 in ALCS Opener

Verlander and Co. can't get it done in rain-delayed game

(Newser) - A few minutes past midnight, the Texas Rangers had one more victory over Justin Verlander—and the Detroit Tigers lost yet another wet playoff opener started by their ace. "If anywhere in the country has a drought, just bring me in and I'll fix that," Verlander said... More »

Verlander Loses Seventh As Tigers Fall to Royals

(Newser) - Luke Hochevar pitched six strong innings and Joey Gathright drove in the only runs, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Wednesday night and hand Justin Verlander his AL-leading seventh loss. Hochevar (3-2), the first overall pick in the 2006 draft, limited the Tigers to four... More »

Beckett, Youkilis Lead Boston Over Tigers

Ace strikes out eight, first baseman homers in 5-1 triumph

(Newser) - Josh Beckett got eight strikeouts, including the 1,000th of his career and Kevin Youkilis hit another home run at spacious Comerica Park to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. Beckett gave up six hits and a run in seven innings and Youkilis... More »

Monroe Homer Lifts Twins Past Tigers

Bass picks up first major league win in relief of injured Baker

(Newser) - Craig Monroe hit a two-run homer off Justin Verlander and Brian Bass picked up his first major league win in relief of injured starter Scott Baker, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers last night. Bass (1-0) allowed three hits in four scoreless innings, Pat... More »

Hunter, Aybar Lead Angels Past Tigers

Jered Weaver posts first win in four starts with six-plus solid innings

(Newser) - Torii Hunter hit an RBI triple in the fourth inning and added a two-run double in a four-run sixth to help chase Justin Verlander, lifting the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday. Erick Aybar also drove in three runs, helping the Angels win the... More »

Santiago's First Homer in Four Years Lifts Tigers Over Texas

Verlander earns first win of season

(Newser) - Ramon Santiago homered for the first time since 2003 and drove in three runs to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 10-2 on Tuesday night. Magglio Ordonez also homered, giving him 1,000 RBIs for his career, while Edgar Renteria had four hits. Justin Verlander (1-3) struggled early... More »

Carmona, Offense Key Indians Win

Tigers ace Verlander tumbles to 0-3 in four starts after 11-1 romp

(Newser) - Fausto Carmona allowed a run in 6 2/3 innings, Ryan Garko and Travis Hafner hit two-run homers, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 11-1. Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander remained winless in four starts, falling to 0-3. He allowed five runs and seven hits in five innings, with four... More »

Winless Tigers Lose Sixth in a Row, 13-2

Chicago completes sweep of Detroit on the road

(Newser) - Nick Swisher homered on the game's second pitch, while Carlos Quentin had four RBIs as the Chicago White Sox handed the Tigers a 13-2 loss Sunday night. Despite the second-highest payroll in baseball, the Tigers, the only winless team in the majors, are off to their worst start since going... More »

Royals Best Tigers 5-4 in Extra Innings

Gordon homers, new KC skipper Hillman gets first MLB win

(Newser) - Before the Detroit Tigers can live up to their lofty preseason expectations, they will have to get by longtime AL Central cellar dweller Kansas City, as the Royals spoiled the home opener for a team that many consider a World Series contender with a 5-4 extra inning victory. Tony Pena’... More »

Tigers Pounce on Sabathia

Detroit ousts All-Star lefty after only four innings; Verlander dominates in 12-3 win

(Newser) - The Tigers shelled baseball's winningest pitcher last night, earning 7 runs off Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia in only 4 innings. Justin Verlander was dominant for Detroit, fanning seven on their way to a 12-3 rout and his 10th win of the season. Homers from Gary Sheffield, Placido Polanco, and Carlos... More »

Verlander No-Hits Brewers

Tigers ace has first Comerica no-no, and first for Detroit since 1984

(Newser) - Tigers fireballer Justin Verlander scored a spectacular no-hitter at home against the Brewers, the team with the NL's two leading home-run artists. The right-hander used his changeup and curve to devastating effect, chalking 12 Ks and allowing only three balls to reach the outfield in the 4-0 interleague victory. More »

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