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Tampa Tribune Jul 29, 2015

Verlander outlasts Archer as Tigers top Rays, avoid sweep

ST. PETERSBURG -- Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Archer for his first win this season and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday. Verlander (1-3), who retired his first 14 batters before Asdrubal Cabrera homered on an 0-1 pitch with two
Bless You Boys Jul 29, 2015

Tigers 2, Rays 1: Vintage Justin Verlander wins pitching duel against Chris Archer

And the Tigers offense gave Verlander just enough run support. Justin Verlander is back. A three-game losing streak is snapped. In what turned out to be a pitching duel between Verlander and Chris Archer, the Detroit Tigers offense scrapped together just enough run support to avoid a sweep, winning 2-1 over the Tampa Bay Rays. To be fair, Verlander has looked like he was back for a while, but not like this. He absolutely dominated the Rays. He made one mistake, one that landed in the seats for a solo home run to Asdrubal Cabrera. And with Archer making light work of the Tigers offense for...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 29, 2015
No-hitter alert: Tampa Bay's Chris Archer perfect through five innings against Detroit Tigers

No-hitter alert: Tampa Bay's Chris Archer perfect through five innings against Detroit Tigers

Justin Verlander and Rays starter Chris Archer have worked five perfect innings apiece and have traded zeros heading into the sixth inning Wednesday afternoon at Tropicana Field. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay's Chris Archer has been perfect through five innings today. And Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers has nearly matched him. Verlander and Archer worked four perfect innings apiece and traded zeros heading into the fifth inning. But Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera broke up Verlander's no-hit bid with a solo home run with two outs in the fifth...

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