Latest Justin Verlander News

Turnbull twirls 5th no-hitter of MLB season, Tigers top M's

May. 19, 2021 02:37 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Spencer Turnbull walked out of the bullpen Tuesday night feeling terrible, hoping a shaky pregame warmup would dissipate once he stepped on the mound. A few hours later, Turnbull was being slammed in the face with a shaving cream pie and doused in water,...

Bryant hits 2-run homer, Cubs outlast Detroit 4-2

May. 14, 2021 22:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kris Bryant homered in his return to the starting lineup. Jake Arrieta came back from a longer layoff and made his presence felt as well. Bryant hit a two-run homer in the third inning, and the Chicago Cubs went on to a 4-2 victory over the Tigers,...

Cabrera becomes Venezuelan hit king, Tigers beat Royals

May. 12, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera drove in two runs and surpassed Omar Vizquel for the most major league hits by a Venezuelan player, leading the Detroit Tigers past the slumping Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Wednesday night. Cabrera's two RBI singles gave him 2,878, one more...

Grossman, Tigers recover to hand Royals 9th straight loss

May. 12, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Robbie Grossman singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers, after squandering a late seven-run lead, recovered to beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 8-7 on Tuesday night. Grossman had five RBIs for the first...

Pujols cut, Cabrera struggling and Verlander still sidelined

May. 10, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

A decade ago, Albert Pujols won his second World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals. That same year, Justin Verlander was the American League MVP, and Miguel Cabrera won his first of three straight batting titles — the latter two would be accompanied by MVP honors of his own. ...

Gurriel's 4 RBIs lead Astros to 10-4 win over Blue Jays

May. 08, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel homered and tied a career high with four hits while driving in four runs to lead the Houston Astros to a 10-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Carlos Correa added a two-run homer and José Urquidy (3-2) pitched seven strong...

Houston's Verlander making progress after Tommy John surgery

May. 07, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is doing well in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and says he still has unbridled passion for the game at 38. However, the two-time Cy Young Award winner can’t deny that he’s loved the extra time at home with...

Greinke sharp, Astros end 6-game skid, beat Astros 1-0

Apr. 18, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Zack Greinke pitched eight sharp innings, rookie Taylor Jones drove in the only run and the depleted Houston Astros ended a six-game losing streak, edging the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Saturday night. Greinke allowed four hits and walked none. He struck out...

Welcome back, fans! MLB openers bring stars, hope and crowds

Mar. 31, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

Great to see ya, Buster Posey. Been a while, Tony La Russa. Good luck, Madison Bumgarner and every other National League pitcher toting a bat. From Comerica Park to Coors Field to the Coliseum, Major League Baseball is set to roll out a big welcome mat Thursday. ...

McCullers, Astros finalize deal adding $85M for 2022-26

Mar. 26, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. and the Houston Astros finalized an $85 million, five-year contract covering 2022-26 on Friday. McCullers agreed on Jan. 15 to a $6.5 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. He would have been...