Royals' notable streak against Verlander ends

Royals' notable streak against Verlander ends

DETROIT -- When the Tigers' Justin Verlander beat the Royals on Friday night, he ended his second-longest winless streak against any club -- five straight starts, all this year.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Verlander's only longer streak of futility was six winless starts against the White Sox from September 2006 to April 2008. During that six-game span, he was 0-3 with a 5.68 ERA.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.