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Topeka Capital-Journal 15 hours ago

Verlander, Kinsler lead Tigers to 6-5 victory over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Justin Verlander threw his fifth consecutive quality start, and Ian Kinsler homered and drove in three runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 Tuesday night. The Tigers, who had lost nine of 10 to drop into last place in the AL Central, snapped a four-game losing streak. Verlander (3-6) limited the Royals to seven hits and four runs, two unearned, over 62/3 innings. He has a 0.76 ERA in his past five starts and the Tigers’ lone two victories since Aug. 19, including a one-hit shutout of the Angels in his previous outing. read more
Bless You Boys Sep 1, 2015

Game 131 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals

Justin Verlander looks to continue his hot streak tonight against fellow ace Johnny Cueto and the Kansas City Royals. Detroit Tigers (60-70) at Kansas City Royals (80-50) Time/Place: 8:10 p.m., Kauffman Stadium SB Nation blog: Royals Review Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP Justin Verlander (2-6, 3.45 ERA) vs. RHP Johnny Cueto (9-9, 2.94 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Verlander 13 86.0 7.43 2.09 1.05 1.07 3.75 3.97 1.4 Cueto 25 171.2 7.97 1.78 0.84 1.00 3.28 3.53 3.7 Things haven't been going well for Johnny...
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Justin Verlander lets fastball fly late in outing: 'I still feel like there's more in there'

Justin Verlander lets fastball fly late in outing: 'I still feel like there's more in there'

Verlander hit 97 mph on the radar gun four times and 96 four times during the final two batters he faced. He thinks he has the potential for more. Watch video KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Justin Verlander was letting it fly. Verlander's secondary pitches were not at their best Tuesday night in a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals. He relied heavily on his fastball throughout the game. But he put a bit more on it -- over and over and over -- in the seventh inning. Verlander hit 97 mph on the radar gun four times and 96 four times during the final...

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    Game 131 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals