Allowed two runs-or-fewer in eight straight starts from July 2-August 10, which ranked as the second-longest streak of his career, trailing only a streak of nine straight starts from May July 10, Finished fourth in the American League with strikeouts and Posted a record, and a 1. Johnson accomplished the feat in four different seasons , , and Worked seven-or-more innings and allowed two-or-fewer runs in nine straight starts May July 10 -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he and Hal Newhouser are the only two Tigers pitchers in franchise history to have such a streak
Equaled a career high with a seven-game winning streak April June 10 -- compiled a 1. Lolich fanned 14 batters as he failed to walk a batter in Tied for ninth in the American League with 38 strikeouts during August. Verlander is the first Tigers player to be selected the publication's major league player of the year since Denny McLain following the season
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March 27, at 5: Tied for the lead in the American League with four wins during July, while he tied for seventh with 35 strikeouts Compiled a record and 4. Topped all American League pitchers with 17 wild pitches and 19 hit batsmen. Made his first career Opening Day start on March 31 versus Kansas City -- did not figure in the decision after allowing four runs in six innings of work Topped the American League with 46 strikeouts during August
April 4, at 3: Went the distance in back-to-back starts September 18 at Chicago's U. Selected the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for September after going with a 3. Carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning on August 26 against the Los Angeles Angels and finished the game with a one-hit shutout, allowing two walks and nine strikeouts Justin Verlander Bio Full Name: Missed his scheduled start on August 16 versus Seattle due to right shoulder soreness
Won six of his seven decisions over a seven-start stretch August September 12, compiling a 3. Won 18 games for the Tigers -- according the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the sixth pitcher to win at least 17 games in the season after winning the Rookie of the Year award Recorded a season-high four-game winning streak April May 4 -- posted a 2. Tabbed the best pitcher and rated as possessing the best fastball, best curveball, third-best changeup and third-best pick-off move in the American League by Baseball America
Allowed just one earned run over four starts from August , compiling a 0. Compiled a record, and a 2. Tabbed the Tigers Opening Day starter for the seventh straight year as he completed his ninth full season at the major league level with the Tigers in Recorded a season-best four-game winning streak May June posted a 4. Career Game Logs Splits Batter vs.
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Did not issue a walk as he matched a career high with 13 strikeouts on July 29 at Texas -- became the first Tigers pitcher to fan at least 13 batters and not issue a walk in a game since Mickey Lolich did so on July 31, versus California Select Year Select Year Recorded a season-best four-game winning streak May June posted a 4. Limited opponents to two earned runs-or-fewer in eight straight starts June July 20, marking the second-longest such streak by an American League pitcher in -- Oakland's Justin Duchscherer's stretch of 11 straight starts May July 20 was the only such streak longer than Verlander's
Compiled a record and 3. Started the th game of his career on April 17 at Seattle March 29, at Did not issue a walk as he matched a career high with 13 strikeouts on July 29 at Texas -- became the first Tigers pitcher to fan at least 13 batters and not issue a walk in a game since Mickey Lolich did so on July 31, versus California Won 18 games for the Tigers -- according the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the sixth pitcher to win at least 17 games in the season after winning the Rookie of the Year award Verlander's streak was the longest by a Tigers pitcher during a single season since Dave Rozema also posted eight straight starts June 2-July 16,
Fired a two-hit shutout on May 8 at Cleveland -- marked his fourth career complete game and third career shutout Tabbed the Tigers nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually to the player that best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team, as voted on by baseball fans and members of the media Established career highs with 19 wins, 35 games started,
April 4, at 3: March 27, at 5: Morris tossed back-to-back shutouts, fanning 23 batters over the two outings Compiled a record, 0. Fanned 10 batters on August 19 versus Seattle According the Elias Sports Bureau, his strikeouts marked the most by an American League pitcher since Boston's Pedro Martinez fanned batters in
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Did not allow a run in Posted a record with a 4. Equaled a career high with a seven-game winning streak April June 10 -- compiled a 1.
Tabbed the best pitcher and rated as possessing the best fastball and curveball and second-best control in the American League by Baseball America Worked eight-or-more innings in each of his first three starts of the season April -- first Tigers pitcher to do so since Jack Morris opened the season by tossing eight-or-more innings in each of his first three starts Career Game Logs Splits Batter vs. Compiled a record, 0.
Led the AL with a 1. Was the recipient of the inaugural Bob Feller Actof Valor Award in for his dedication to service men and women Posted an record and 3. Compiled a nine-game winning streak May 7-June 30, posting a 1. Compiled a record and 2. Participated in multiple charitable organizations and efforts throughout the state of Michigan, including:
Tabbed the best pitcher and rated as possessing the best fastball and curveball and second-best control in the American League by Baseball America Registered the th win of his career on August 11 at Cleveland -- became the 16th pitcher in Tigers history to earn wins for the club Tied for ninth in the American League with 38 strikeouts during August. Compiled a record and a 3. Pierzynski in the seventh inning -- became the 15th pitcher in Tigers history to compile 1, strikeouts
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Became the first Tigers pitcher to post at least 17 wins in consecutive seasons since Jack Morris did so in backto- back seasons in Earned his 10th win of the season on July 25 at Boston, allowing a run on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts in 6. Trucks threw two no-hitters for the Tigers during the season Tabbed the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for September after compiling a record and 3. Named the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for September after posting a record, 2.