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Tigers | Justin Verlander brilliant vs. Phillies

Tue, 24 May 2016 21:14:57 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander evened up his record to 4-4 on the year after beating the Philadelphia Phillies in his start Tuesday, May 24. He tossed eight shutout innings, scattering only three hits and two walks while tying a season high with 10 strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: This was pretty much vintage Verlander on display, as the former MVP and Cy Young winner contributed his best outing of the campaign. It was also the second straight start that Verlander struck out 10, and he's now gone seven innings or more in four consecutive outings, yielding just four combined runs over that span. As a result, the right-hander is a must-start pitcher right now.

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Phillies | Cameron Rupp out of Tuesday lineup

Tue, 24 May 2016 13:34:43 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies C Cameron Rupp is not starting Tuesday, May 24, against the Detroit Tigers. C Carlos Ruiz is batting sixth against Tigers SP Justin Verlander.

Fantasy Tip: This is merely the Ruiz half of the platoon getting a chance to play in a game. Although Ruiz is .294-2-4 in away games, he still carries little fantasy value in all formats because of the platoon situation and the low numbers this month (7-for-33, .212 average in May).

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Tigers | Justin Verlander sharp in win vs. Twins

Wed, 18 May 2016 16:53:35 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander churned out a strong start Wednesday, May 18, versus the Minnesota Twins, en route to picking up his third victory. He pitched 7 1/3 effective innings, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks, while matching a season high with 10 strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Don't look now but Verlander has seemingly turned back the clock. In his last three outings, the former MVP and Cy Young winner has surrendered a combined four runs, while going at least seven innings and racking up eight or more strikeouts in each assignment. It looks like he's settled into a groove, and while he remains this hot, his owners should continue to trot him out there for every one of his starts.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander suffers hard-luck loss

Fri, 13 May 2016 18:58:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (2-4) allowed one run on four hits over eight innings in a complete-game loss against the Baltimore Orioles Friday, May 13.

Fantasy Tip: Although Verlander pitched well enough to win Friday, he suffered his first loss in eight career decisions at Camden Yards. The 33-year-old right-hander has a favorable matchup for his next start against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, May 18.

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Tigers | Vintage day for Justin Verlander

Sun, 08 May 2016 14:42:46 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander turned back the clock in a no-decision on Sunday, May 8, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out nine across seven scoreless innings against the Texas Rangers.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander was knocked around for seven runs in his previous start, so it goes without saying his owners appreciate the bounce-back effort. The 33-year-old former Cy Young Award winner left with a two-run lead after throwing 111 pitches, but relievers Justin Wilson and Mark Lowe were quick to give that cushion away. Verlander is a dicey fantasy start at best on the road Friday against the Baltimore Orioles.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander roughed up

Tue, 03 May 2016 19:09:53 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander went five innings and gave up seven runs Tuesday, May 3, against the Cleveland Indians. He scattered eight hits, three walks and struck out only two.

Fantasy Tip: This is now the second time Verlander has given up seven runs in an outing this year in only six starts. While he now owns a 6.49 ERA, he's pitched better than that, as the rest of his outings have gone for quality starts, and he's averaging almost a strikeout per inning. Owners shouldn't give up on the former AL MVP and Cy Young winner just yet.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander squares up at two

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:39:06 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed three earned runs, five hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a win Wednesday, April 27, against the Oakland Athletics to even his record at 2-2.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander has four quality starts in five outings, so his 5.46 ERA is a bit misleading. He really has had just one stinker this season, and he has at least six strikeouts in each of his past three outings.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander fans eight

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 19:44:23 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed three runs, all in the first inning, on seven hits while walking two and striking out eight over six innings in a win over the Houston Astros Saturday, April 16.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander has had two decent starts and one awful outing so far this year. He is low-end starter in mixed leagues and a potential DFS play against strikeout-prone teams like Houston.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander gets roughed up

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:32:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander had a tough afternoon Monday, April 11, versus the Pittsburgh Pirates, as he failed to make it out of the fifth inning. He ended up lasting 4 1/3 innings, yielding seven runs on 10 hits, while recording two walks and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander appeared to be building momentum after he carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning in his first start, but completely came apart here, as the Pirates scored in every inning they faced him. His best days are long gone, and due to this poor outing, owners should be very cautious in deciding when to use the former AL MVP and Cy Young winner from here on out.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander solid vs. Marlins

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 21:58:07 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander recorded a quality start Tuesday, April 5, against the Miami Marlins, as he lasted six innings and surrendered three runs on three hits. He also finished with two walks and five strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately, Verlander wasn't rewarded for his efforts with the win, as Francisco Rodriguez proceeded to blow the save in his team debut. Nonetheless, the former AL MVP and Cy Young award winner was better than his final line, actually carrying a no-hitter into the sixth before Miami, specifically Giancarlo Stanton, finally got to him. Overall, it was an encouraging start to the year for Verlander.

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