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This Week in Baseball: Justin Verlander returns to Detroit

Justin Verlander is set to make his long-awaited return to Detroit as a member of the Houston Astros. And his new team is on another impressive run.



MLB roundup: Yankees can’t solve Astros’ Justin Verlander

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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Justin Verlander, Houston Astros force Game 7 in ALCS

Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Astros need ninth Justin Verlander win to tie Yankees in series

Justin Verlander agreed to that last-minute trade to the Houston Astros with hopes of another World Series, and has since won all eight games he has pitched.


Astros trying to give Houston a boost in wake of Hurricane Harvey

Every time the Astros suit up, they wear a simple patch as a reminder of what Houston lost to Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding. The city is determined to …


Astros eliminate Red Sox, advance to first ALCS

Justin Verlander outpitched Chris Sale in a relief role reversal of aces, and the Houston Astros advanced to their first American League Championship Series, rallying past the Boston Red Sox …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

Houston Astros clinch division with 7-1 win over Mariners

As one team celebrated a division title in front of a cheering fan base, the other team quietly prepared for a long flight home where they could dwell on the …


Mariners downed by Justin Verlander in Astros debut

Justin Verlander pitched six strong innings and won his Astros debut after Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer with one out in the seventh for Houston’s first hit Tuesday night …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

Mariners Pregame: Justin Verlander makes debut for Houston, lineups and starters against Astros

Seattle Mariners (69-69) against Houston Astros (84-53) in the second of a three-game series at 7:10 p.m. at Safeco Field.


MLB Notes: Justin Verlander officially introduced in Houston after trade

Justin Verlander only had about 30 minutes to decide whether to accept a trade the Houston Astros.


Justin Verlander will make Houston debut against Mariners

When Houston manager A.J. Hinch called to welcome Justin Verlander to the team, the pitcher’s first question was when he’d make his debut for the Astros.


Tigers trade pitcher Justin Verlander to Astros

The Detroit Tigers have traded Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros, according to a source with firsthand knowledge of the deal, beating Thursday’s 11:59 p.m. ET trade deadline.


MLB Notes: Tigers beat Dodgers in game with two no-hit bids

Justin Verlander and Kenta Maeda both took no-hitters into the sixth inning, but only Verlander was able to keep his outstanding performance going as the Detroit Tigers beat the Los …


Mariners Log: M’s come back to beat Tigers, win fourth straight

Nelson Cruz went 2 for 4 with three RBIs, including a key two-run double in the sixth inning, and the Seattle Mariners won their fourth straight, knocking off the Detroit …


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 11:37 p.m.

MLB capsules: Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians rock Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers

Jose Ramirez was 4 for 4 with a pair of three-run homers for Cleveland, and Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander matched a career high by allowing nine runs Saturday in …


Miami Marlins tab GM Dan Jennings as manager

Even the mother of the Miami Marlins’ new manager is questioning the wisdom of the choice. Marlins general manager Dan Jennings was selected Monday to replace Spokane native Mike Redmond …


Justin Verlander headed to DL for 1st time in big league career

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander is headed to the disabled list for the first time in his major league career. The Tigers said Thursday the right-hander won’t be on the …


Verlander owns Sox

It was just one pitch, but Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers can only hope it turns out to be a turning point in their season. Verlander turned in one …


MLB notes: Justin Verlander might go on DL if he misses Twins start

The earliest that right-hander Justin Verlander will pitch is next weekend in Minnesota. It appears that if he can’t pitch there, the Tigers will have little choice but to put …


MLB Notebook: Justin Verlander to avoid surgery

Justin Verlander’s sore right shoulder will likely force him to miss at least one start, the latest setback for the reeling Detroit Tigers. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus is thrilled, however, …


Verlander, Posey cash in

After leading their teams to last year’s World Series, Justin Verlander and Buster Posey cashed in just hours apart Friday. The All-Star pitcher and MVP catcher were guaranteed nearly $350 …


A.L. Cy Young winner Verlander also wins MVP award

Detroit’s Justin Verlander became the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win a Most Valuable Player award, adding the A.L. honor Monday to the Cy Young Award he won …


Verlander no-hits Toronto with complete calm, command

TORONTO – In the annals of no-hitter superstition, it’s hard to imagine a more uncomfortable sacrifice than the one Detroit catcher Alex Avila made for his pitcher Saturday afternoon at …


Tigers’ Verlander throws his second no-hitter

Justin Verlander threw his second career no-hitter and the second in the big leagues this week, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on …