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Tigers | Justin Verlander keeps up strong work

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:04:20 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander was terrific in his outing Wednesday, July 20, versus the Minnesota Twins, but ended up with a no-decision for his efforts. The right-hander worked eight strong innings, surrendering only one run on two hits and two walks. He also recorded nine strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander deserved better here in terms of the outcome, but his counterpart today, Ervin Santana, was equally as effective. Nonetheless, that's now four starts in a row where the former AL Cy Young award winner has allowed two runs or less, while also registering 32 K's over that stretch. He's also 7-2 in his last nine decisions and should be plugged in regularly for most leagues whenever he's on the hill.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander rebounding nicely

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:20:02 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander has allowed just four earned runs over 19 2/3 innings over his past three outings since being knocked around for eight earned runs by the Cleveland Indians Sunday, June 26. Verlander is starting against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander has shown better of late and allowed two runs or fewer in nine of his past 13 outings for a 2.91 ERA over 89 2/3 innings with 97 punchouts during the stretch. View him as a solid mid-rotation hurler for your virtual team going forward and a viable option in daily contests Wednesday.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander strikes out 10 Friday

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:23:19 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (9-6) allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits over seven innings in a victory over the Kansas City Royals Friday, July 15, with two walks and 10 strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander is 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA in three starts during the month of July, with seven walks and 23 strikeouts over 19 2/3 innings. He has a very favorable matchup for his next scheduled start against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, July 20.

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Royals | Paulo Orlando out Friday

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:05:06 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Paulo Orlando is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 15, against the Detroit Tigers. OF Brett Eibner is in right field and will hit seventh against Tigers SP Justin Verlander.

Fantasy Tip: Orlando doesn't have much pop with his bat (.317-1-18), but with 66 hits in just over 200 at-bats Orlando gives you average. That will help in some leagues as long as Orlando plays. This appears to be a normal off night. As for Eibner, his .304-3-10 line in 19 games may be enough to get him some daily recognition.

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Royals | Alex Gordon hitting fifth Friday

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:53:56 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is hitting fifth in the starting lineup Friday, July 15, against the Detroit Tigers and SP Justin Verlander.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon is having a subpar season, as evidenced by his .207-7-14 line and 65 strikeouts in 198 at-bats. Ouch. It's hard to tell what is causing this horrendous slump, but until he figures it out let Gordon slide on your roster as well.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander fans eight in win

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 17:48:48 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits while walking one and striking out eight over seven innings in a win over the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander bounced back from a disastrous outing. He is no longer a high-end starter, but he remains a quality option in just about every format.

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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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