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Tigers | Justin Verlander pounded for four homers

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:57:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander became the first pitcher in franchise history to give up four home runs in one inning against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, June 26. Verlander, who was tagged for eight runs on nine hits and two walks across 4 2/3 innings, had only surrendered four homers in a start one other time - also against the Indians in 2007.

Fantasy Tip: Juan Uribe, Tyler Naquin, Mike Napoli and Lonnie Chisenhall each went deep off Verlander during the Indians' six-run fifth inning, ending his day after 87 pitches. The 2011 AL MVP is 0-3 with a 9.18 ERA in three turns versus Cleveland this season and 7-3 with a 3.38 ERA against everybody else, so his owners should go ahead and give him a chance to make things right Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays on the road.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander let off the hook

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:42:47 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed two earned runs, six hits and a walk with five strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday, June 21, against the Seattle Mariners. He threw 69 of his 105 pitches for strikes in the quality start.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander has re-emerged as a top-notch fantasy option this season after a couple of poor years by his standards. He has a 3.78 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP, with the latter slightly lower than his career WHIP of 1.20.

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Rangers | Cole Hamels nets 2,000th strikeout

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 14:32:41 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Cole Hamels netted his 2,000th career strikeout Sunday, June 12. Only six other pitchers active (Bartolo Colon, CC Sabathia, Felix Hernandez, John Lackey, Jake Peavy, Justin Verlander) have 2,000 strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: This is a big honor for Hamels, whose 5-1 record and 78 strikeouts make him a popular fantasy option in daily, AL and mixed formats.

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Tigers | Quality start for Justin Verlander

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 20:42:39 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed just one earned run with five hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings in a win Saturday, June 11, against the New York Yankees. He also struck out five batters in the 106-pitch quality start.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander improved to 6-5 while lowering his ERA to 3.77. He isn't quite back to his All-Star form from a few seasons ago, but he has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option across most formats with his 9.42 strikeouts per nine innings.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander fantastic yet again

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 13:32:15 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed a pair of solo homers to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, June 5, but yielded only three other hits and a walk while striking out eight over seven innings.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander has been borderline brilliant since giving up seven runs to the Cleveland Indians on May 3, working at least seven frames each time while going 3-2 with a 2.02 ERA over that six-start stretch. The 2011 American League MVP and six-time All-Star should be started in all leagues once again next weekend when the Tigers visit New York in Yankee Stadium.

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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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