Justin Verlander

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  • 6' 5"/225
  • Age: 33

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Justin Verlander Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
10-6 3.64 138.1 144 1.08

Justin Verlander MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
167-103 3.52 2249.2 2087 1.20

Justin Verlander Bio

  • Full Name: Justin Brooks Verlander
  • Born: 2/20/1983 in Manakin-Sabot, VA
  • Draft: 2004, Detroit Tigers, 1st rd. (2nd overall)
  • College: Old Dominion
  • Debut: July 4, 2005
  • Relationship(s): brother of Ben Verlander
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 Stats 10 6 3.64 21 21 0 138.1 144 1.08
MLB Career Stats 167 103 3.52 339 339 0 2249.2 2087 1.20

Justin Verlander 2016 Splits

Duration W L ERA G GS SV IP H ER BB SO WHIP
Last 7 Games 3 1 2.84 7 7 0 44.1 30 14 14 50 0.99
Last 15 Games 8 3 2.72 15 15 0 102.2 71 31 24 110 0.93
Last 30 Games 10 6 3.49 22 22 0 144.1 111 56 40 152 1.05
Duration W L ERA G GS SV IP H ER BB SO WHIP
Last 7 Games 3 1 2.84 7 7 0 44.1 30 14 14 50 0.99
Last 15 Games 8 3 2.72 15 15 0 102.2 71 31 24 110 0.93
Last 30 Games 10 6 3.49 22 22 0 144.1 111 56 40 152 1.05
Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
7/15 vs KC 1 0 0 7.0 4 1 2 10
7/20 vs MIN 0 0 0 8.0 2 1 2 9
7/25 @ BOS 1 0 0 6.0 5 1 2 5
Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
7/15 vs KC 1 0 0 7.0 4 1 2 10
7/20 vs MIN 0 0 0 8.0 2 1 2 9
7/25 @ BOS 1 0 0 6.0 5 1 2 5
2016 Games by Position: SP (21)

Justin Verlander Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Tigers AL 1204 Four-seam FB 93.79 93.17 2539.00 6.16 89.00
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.94 92.63 2239.00 6.18 90.10
Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Tigers AL 1204 Four-seam FB 93.79 93.17 2539.00 6.16 89.00
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.94 92.63 2239.00 6.18 90.10

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Justin Verlander 2016 Projections

Duration W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO WHIP
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5 3 3.32 12 12 0 0 0 0 76.0 67 31 28 9 3 22 0 73 1.17
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15 9 3.53 33 33 1 0 0 0 214.1 178 89 84 26 10 61 0 217 1.12
Duration W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO WHIP
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5 3 3.32 12 12 0 0 0 0 76.0 67 31 28 9 3 22 0 73 1.17
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15 9 3.53 33 33 1 0 0 0 214.1 178 89 84 26 10 61 0 217 1.12

Justin Verlander News

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July 25, 2016 at 11:18 PM ET

Verlander stymies Red Sox in 10th victory

Tigers righty Justin Verlander improved to 10-6 on Monday after he held the Red Sox to one run on five hits and a pair of walks with five strikeouts across six innings.

July 20, 2016 at 5:44 PM ET

Verlander fans nine in eight stellar innings

Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander did not factor in the decision after allowing just a run on two hits and two walks with nine strikeouts in eight innings on Wednesday against the Twins.

Awards

Justin Verlander Awards

AL MVP

Year Team League
2011 Detroit AL

AL Cy Young

Year Team League
2011 Detroit AL

AL Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2006 Detroit AL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Detroit AL
2009 Detroit AL
2010 Detroit AL
2011 Detroit AL
2012 Detroit AL
2013 Detroit AL

AL Pitcher of the Month

Month Team League
05/2009 Detroit AL
06/2011 Detroit AL
09/2012 Detroit AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/28/2006 Detroit AL
06/17/2007 Detroit AL
05/09/2011 Detroit AL
06/20/2011 Detroit AL
09/19/2011 Detroit AL

Starter of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2011 Detroit AL

MLB Players Choice Player of the Year

Year Team League
2011 Detroit AL

MLB Players Choice AL Outstanding Pitcher

Year Team League
2011 Detroit AL

MLB Players Choice AL Outstanding Rookie

Year Team League
2006 Detroit AL

Tigers Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2006 Detroit AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2005 Erie EAS

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Erie EAS

MiLB.com Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2005 Lakeland FSL

MiLB.com Class A Starting Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2005 Lakeland FSL

Baseball America High Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Lakeland FSL

EAS Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/26/2005 Erie EAS

FSL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/01/2005 Lakeland FSL

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Lakeland FSL

Justin Verlander Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2006 3.63 7th in AL
2007 3.66 11th in AL
2009 3.45 6th in AL
2010 3.37 11th in AL
2011 2.40 1st in AL
2012 2.64 2nd in AL
2013 3.46 16th in AL

Wins

Season W Rank
2006 17 4th in AL
2007 18 6th in AL
2009 19 1st in AL
2010 18 4th in AL
2011 24 1st in AL
2012 17 4th in AL
2013 13 15th in AL
2014 15 8th in AL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2006 .654 9th in AL
2007 .750 1st in AL
2009 .679 7th in AL
2010 .667 8th in AL
2011 .828 1st in AL
2012 .680 5th in AL
2013 .520 25th in AL
2014 .556 21st in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2007 183 10th in AL
2008 163 11th in AL
2009 269 1st in AL
2010 219 4th in AL
2011 250 1st in AL
2012 239 1st in AL
2013 217 4th in AL
2014 159 19th in AL

WHIP

Season WHIP Rank
2006 1.33 20th in AL
2007 1.23 23rd in AL
2008 1.40 11th in AL
2013 1.31 14th in AL
2014 1.40 4th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2006 .266 19th in AL
2009 .243 25th in AL
2013 .253 16th in AL
2014 .275 3rd in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2007 32 12th in AL
2008 33 5th in AL
2009 35 1st in AL
2010 33 4th in AL
2011 34 1st in AL
2012 33 4th in AL
2013 34 1st in AL
2014 32 10th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2006 1 17th in AL
2007 1 17th in AL
2008 1 16th in AL
2009 3 5th in AL
2010 4 5th in AL
2011 4 4th in AL
2012 6 1st in AL
2015 1 15th in AL

Shutouts

Season SHO Rank
2006 1 5th in AL
2007 1 5th in AL
2009 1 7th in AL
2011 2 5th in AL
2012 1 7th in AL
2015 1 6th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2007 201.2 17th in AL
2008 201.0 13th in AL
2009 240.0 1st in AL
2010 224.1 3rd in AL
2011 251.0 1st in AL
2012 238.1 1st in AL
2013 218.1 4th in AL
2014 206.0 12th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2006 6.00 22nd in AL
2007 8.17 8th in AL
2008 7.30 13th in AL
2009 10.09 1st in AL
2010 8.79 4th in AL
2011 8.96 3rd in AL
2012 9.03 3rd in AL
2013 8.95 8th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2006 2.07 25th in AL
2007 2.73 14th in AL
2009 4.27 3rd in AL
2010 3.08 10th in AL
2011 4.39 3rd in AL
2012 3.98 2nd in AL
2013 2.89 17th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2006 60 18th in AL
2007 67 9th in AL
2008 87 3rd in AL
2009 63 21st in AL
2010 71 15th in AL
2012 60 15th in AL
2013 75 8th in AL
2014 65 10th in AL

Hits

Season H Rank
2009 219 7th in AL
2010 190 20th in AL
2012 192 16th in AL
2013 212 8th in AL
2014 223 4th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2007 20 25th in AL
2011 24 9th in AL
2014 18 23rd in AL

Justin Verlander Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 13, 2015 Detroit Tigers activated RHP Justin Verlander from the 15-day disabled list.
May 31, 2015 Detroit Tigers sent RHP Justin Verlander on a rehab assignment to Toledo Mud Hens.
April 8, 2015 Detroit Tigers placed RHP Justin Verlander on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 29, 2015. Strained right triceps

Justin Brooks Verlander Bio Info

Resides in Lakeland, FL during the offseason. Tabbed as the Colonial Athletic Association's rookie of the year as a freshman at Old Dominion University in 2002 -- finished 7-6 with a 1.90 ERA (113.2IP/24ER) and 137 strikeouts in 15 games...led the Colonial Athletic Association with a 1.90 ERA. Selected as a First-Team Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America in 2002. Named the top prospect in the Coastal Plain League by Baseball America during the summer of 2002 after compiling a 1-4 record, 2.68 ERA (40.1IP/12ER) and 54 strikeouts in seven games for Wilson. An All-Colonial Athletic Association selection as a sophomore at Old Dominion University in 2003 after posting a 7-6 record and 2.40 ERA (116.1IP/31ER) in 15 games -- led the Colonial Athletic Association with 139 strikeouts. Was a Collegiate Baseball pre-season All-American selection in 2003. Saw action with Team USA during the summer of 2003, finishing 5-1 with a 1.29 ERA to help lead the club to the silver medal at the Pan American Games -- tabbed a Second-Team Summer All-American by Baseball America. Compiled a 7-6 record and 3.49 ERA (105.2IP/41ER) in 16 games as a junior at Old Dominion University in 2004 -- earned First-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors, as well as being selected Old Dominion University's Alumni Association Male Athlete of the Year. One of 10 finalists for the Roger Clemens Award as the nation's top collegiate pitcher in 2004. Tied for second among all NCAA Division I pitchers in 2004 with 12.9 strikeouts per nine innings, while he finished fifth with 151 strikeouts -- established a single-season school record with 151 strikeouts. Pre-season All-American by Baseball America in 2004...rated by the publication as possessing the best fastball among all college draft-eligible prospects. Set Old Dominion University's and the Colonial Athletic Association's career record with 427 strikeouts. The Major League Baseball Players Trust contributed $10,000 to the Michigan Humane Society and $10,000 to Bon Secours Richmond Healthcare Foundation in recognition of him being named the 2006 American League Outstanding Rookie in the Players Choice Award balloting. Selected to the Coastal Plain League's All-Decade team in 2007. The Major League Baseball Players Trust contributed $35,000 to the John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Detroit and $35,000 to Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Ann Arbor in recognition of him being named the 2011 Major League Baseball Player of the Year and American League Outstanding Pitcher in the Players Choice Award balloting ...Verlander added his own contribution to bring the total donated to each hospital to $50,000. Partnered with the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities in 2013 to announce a commitment of $1 million to launch an initiative called Wins for Warriors that will support the mental health and emotional well-being of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and their families in Detroit, Richmond and Norfolk. Named the recipient of the inaugural Bob Feller Act of Valor Award for his dedication to our service men and women in 2013. Participates in the Tigers Dreams Come True and the Detroit Tigers Autographed Memorabilia Donation Programs, participated in the 2014 Charity Fantasy Football Draft, continued Verlander's Victory for Veterans, and attended "Keeping Kids in the Game", the Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan and TigerFest. Named the 2014 Detroit Tigers nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. Recommended/signed by Bill Buck for the Tigers. 

2015

Completed his 10th season with the Tigers in 2015, starting 20 games and compiling a 5-8 record with a 3.38 ERA (133.1IP/50ER) and 113 strikeouts. Sidelined from April 8-June 13 with a right triceps strain. Began an injury rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on May 31 -- made two rehab starts with the Mud Hens and had a 0-0 record with a 3.24 ERA (8.1IP/3ER), 10 hits allowed, two walks and 12 strikeouts. Reached the 2,000.0 career innings mark on July 5 vs. Toronto -- became the 11th pitcher in Tigers history to throw 2,000.0 innings. Named Tigers Pitcher of the Month for August after posting a 1-3 record with a 1.50 ERA (36.0IP/6ER) and 36 strikeouts in five starts -- ranked third in the AL in ERA during August, while he was fifth with a .177 opponents batting average and tied for ninth in strikeouts. 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...the performance marked his 21st career complete game and his first since July 31, 2012 at Boston, while the shutout was the seventh of his career and first since May 18, 2012 vs. Pittsburgh. Allowed just one earned run over four starts from August 9-26, compiling a 0.31 ERA (29.0IP/1ER) -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, that's the lowest ERA for Verlander over any four-start span in his major league career. Selected the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for September after going 3-2 with a 3.27 ERA (41.1IP/15ER) and 33 strikeouts in six starts -- ranked second in the AL in innings pitched during September. Finished the season by recording a quality start in 12 of his last 14 starts -- over the 14-start stretch, he posted a 2.27 ERA (99.1IP/25ER) with 74 hits allowed, 20 walks and 91 strikeouts...his 2.27 ERA led all American League pitchers dating back to July 24. Posted a 2-6 record with a 4.04 ERA (71.1IP/32ER) and 62 strikeouts in 11 starts at Comerica Park...went 3-2 with a 2.61 ERA (62.0IP/18ER) and 51 strikeouts in nine starts on the road. Compiled a 0-2 record with a 5.34 ERA (30.1IP/18ER) and 18 strikeouts in five starts prior to the All-Star break...went 5-6 with a 2.80 ERA (103.0IP/32ER) and 95 strikeouts in 15 starts after the All-Star break. Held lefthanded hitters to a .216 (56-for-259) average, while righthanders batted .244 (57-for-234) against him. 

2014

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 2014...Recorded his eighth straight season with 200-or-more innings pitched -- joins James shields and Mark Buehrle as the only pitchers in the majors to toss 200-or-more innings for eight straight seasons...Won 15 games on the season to become one of five Tigers pitchers to record at least 15 wins in seven-or-more seasons...he joins Jack Morris (10 seasons), Mickey Lolich (eight seasons), Hal Newhouser (seven seasons) and Hooks Dauss (seven seasons) in accomplishing the feat...Rated as possessing the third-best curveball in the American League by Baseball America...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...Compiled a 3-1 record, a 2.48 ERA (40.0IP/11er) and 31 strikeouts in six starts during March/April...Recorded a season-high four-game winning streak April 12-May 4 -- posted a 2.73 ERA (33.0IP/10er) and 33 strikeouts during the five-start stretch...Knocked the first two hits of his major league career on April 12 at San Diego -- finished the day 2x3 with a run scored to become the fourth pitcher in franchise history to have a multi-hit game since the start of Interleague play in 1997...Tossed a quality start in seven of his first eight starts to begin the season...Missed his scheduled start on August 16 versus Seattle due to right shoulder soreness...Notched the 150th win of his major league career on September 8 versus Kansas City to become the seventh active pitcher in the majors with 150 wins and the eighth pitcher in franchise history to win 150 games...Compiled a 3-1 record, a 3.89 ERA (34.2IP/15er) and 27 strikeouts in five starts during September...Limited lefthanded batters to a .239 (110x460) batting average...righthanded batters hit .321 (113x352) with him on the mound...Compiled a 7-5 record, a 4.21 erA (92.0IP/43er) and 60 strikeouts in 14 starts at home...posted a 8-7 record, a 4.82 ERA (114.0IP/61er) and 99 strikeouts in 18 starts on the road...Recorded an 8-8 record, a 4.88 ERA (129.0IP/70er) and 96 strikeouts in 20 starts prior to the All-star break...posted a 7-4 record, a 3.97 ERA (77.0IP/34er) and 63 strikeouts in 12 starts following the break. Underwent core muscle repair surgery on January 9 after sustaining an injury at the end of December performing his offseason conditioning program...the surgery was performed by Dr. Bill Meyers in Philadelphia.

2013

Selected to the American League's All-Star squad for the sixth time in his career as he completed his eighth full season at the major league level with the Tigers in 2013...Registered 217 strikeouts during the season, marking the fifth straight season he has fanned 200-or-more batters -- his streak of five straight seasons with 200-or-more strikeouts is the longest by a Tigers pitcher since Mickey Lolich did so in six straight seasons (1969-74)...Finished fourth in the American League with 217 strikeouts and 218.1 innings pitched...Surpassed 200.0 innings for Detroit for the seventh straight season, tossing 218.1 innings -- his streak of 200.0-or-more innings pitched is the longest by a Tigers pitcher since Jack Morris also did so in seven straight seasons from 1982-88...Rated as possessing the second-best curveball in the American League by Baseball America...Earned the nod as the Tigers starter on Opening Day on April 1 at Minnesota, marking the sixth consecutive season he has served as Detroit's Opening Day starter -- first Tigers pitcher to start six consecutive Opening Days since Jack Morris started 11 straight (1980-90)...Fanned 12 batters on April 18 at Seattle, his first of four starts on the season with a double-digit strikeout total -- struck out a season-high 13 batters on May 27 versus Pittsburgh, 12 batters on September 23 at Minnesota and 10 batters on September 29 at Miami...Posted a 3-2 record, and a 1.83 ERA (39.1IP/8ER) and 41 strikeouts in six starts during April -- ranked fifth in the American League with a 1.83 ERA, while he was tied for fifth with 41 strikeouts. ..Recorded a season-best four-game winning streak May 22-June 7-- posted a 4.85 ERA (25.0IP/14ER) and 33 strikeouts during that stretch...Compiled a 1-2 record, and a 2.27 ERA (39.2IP/10ER) and 48 strikeouts in six games during September -- ranked second in the American League with 48 strikeouts, while he was seventh with a 2.27 ERA...Limited lefthanded batters to a .237 (117x493) average...righties hit .275 (95x345) with him on the mound...Compiled a 6-7 record and a 3.73 ERA (111.0IP/46ER) and 97 strikeouts in 17 games at home...posted a 7-5 record and a 3.19 ERA (107.1IP/38ER) and 120 strikeouts in 17 games on the road...Posted a 10-6 record, and a 3.50 ERA (126.0IP/49ER) and 125 strikeouts prior to the All-Star break...compiled a 3-6 record and a 3.41 ERA (92.1IP/35ER) and 92 strikeouts in 14 games following the break...Did not allow a run, while striking out 21 in two starts (15.0IP) during the American League Division Series versus Oakland -- earned the win in Game Five of the American League Division Series for the second straight year...Compiled a 1-1 record and a 0.39 ERA (23.0IP/1ER) and 31 strikeouts in three starts during the postseason.

2012 Selected to the American League's all-star squad for the fifth time in his career as he completed his seventh full season at the major league level with the Tigers in 2012 -- selected to start for the American League during the All-Star Game in Kansas City...marked the 10th time a Tigers pitcher has been selected to start the game...Topped the American League with 238.1 innings pitched and 239 strikeouts, while he finished second with a 2.64 ERA, .217 batting average against, 7.25 hits per nine innings and 3.98 strikeouts per walk, tied for third with 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings and tied for fourth with 17 wins. Led the American League with six complete games -- marked the most complete games by a Tigers pitcher during a single season since Steve Sparks tossed eight complete games in 2001...Has led the American League in strikeouts in each of the last two seasons -- first Tigers pitcher to lead the league in strikeouts in back-to-back seasons since Jim Bunning did so in 1959 and 1960...Posted 17 wins during the season, marking the sixth time during his career he has registered 17-or-more wins -- became the fifth pitcher in Tigers history with at least six seasons of 17-or-more wins...he has won 17-or-more games in each of his last four seasons, marking the longest such streak by a Tigers pitcher since Hal Newhouser posted six consecutive seasons with 17-or-more wins (1944-49)...Registered 239 strikeouts during the season, marking the fourth straight season he has fanned 200-or-more batters -- his streak of four straight seasons with 200-or-more strikeouts is the longest by a Tigers pitcher since Mickey Lolich did so in six straight seasons (1969-74)...Surpassed 200.0 innings for Detroit for the sixth straight season, tossing 238.1 innings -- his streak with 200.0-or-more innings pitched is the longest by a Tigers pitcher since Jack Morris did so in seven straight seasons (1982-88)...With 17 wins during the season, he passed Virgil Trucks (114), Denny McLain (117), Jim Bunning (118), Dan Petry (119) and Frank Lary (123) to move into 10th place in Tigers history with 124 wins...With 239 strikeouts during the season, he passed George Mullin (1,380) and Jim Bunning (1,406) to move into fifth place in Tigers history with 1,454 strikeouts...Named to The Sporting News' American League all-star squad following the season...Tabbed the best pitcher and rated as possessing the best fastball and curveball and second-best control in the American League by Baseball America...Earned the nod as the Tigers starter on Opening Day on April 5 versus Boston, marking the fifth consecutive season he has served as Detroit's Opening Day starter -- first Tigers pitcher to start five consecutive Opening Days since Jack Morris started 11 straight (1980-90)...worked eight shutout innings against the Red Sox in a no-decision that day, marking the first time a Tigers pitcher has worked eight-or-more shutout innings on Opening Day since Mickey Lolich went the distance in a 5-0 win at Washington on April 6, 1970...Made the 200th start of his major league career on April 5 versus Boston -- became the 19th pitcher in Tigers history to start at least 200 games for the club...Worked eight-or-more innings in each of his first three starts of the season April 5-16 -- first Tigers pitcher to do so since Jack Morris opened the 1988 season by tossing eight-or-more innings in each of his first three starts...Fanned seven-or-more batters in each of his first four starts of the season April 5-21 -- joined Hal Newhouser and Mickey Lolich as the only Tigers pitchers since at least 1918 to have at least four straight starts with seven-or-more strikeouts to begin a season...Newhouser accomplished the feat in four starts to begin the 1946 season, while Lolich did so in his first five starts of the 1970 season...Compiled a season-high five-game winning streak April 16-May 18...Selected the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for April -- compiled a 2-1 record, 2.41 ERA (37.1IP/10ER) and 35 strikeouts in five starts during the month...fourth in the American League with 35 strikeouts during April, while he finished eighth with a 2.41 ERA...Fired a one-hit shutout versus Pittsburgh on May 18 at Comerica Park, losing his no-hit bid on a single by Josh Harrison with one out in the ninth inning...Fanned 12 batters on May 18 versus Pittsburgh, his first of four starts during the season with a double-digit strikeout total -- struck out 14 batters on August 6 versus the New York Yankees, 12 batters on August 23 versus Toronto and 11 batters on September 2 versus the Chicago White Sox...Selected the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for May -- finished 3-2 with a 2.66 ERA (44.0IP/13ER) and 47 strikeouts in six starts during the month...second in the American League with 47 strikeouts during May, while he finished sixth with a 2.66 ERA...Posted a 3-2 record, 2.98 ERA (42.1IP/14ER) and 39 strikeouts in six starts during June -- tied for fourth in the American League with 39 strikeouts during the month...Worked five innings to register a complete game in a rain-shortened game on July 31 at Boston, marking the first time he did not work six-or-more innings in a start since August 17, 2010 -- tossed six-or-more innings in 63 straight starts August 22, 2010-July 26, 2012...marked the longest streak by a major league pitcher since Steve Carlton did so in 69 straight starts September 13, 1979-April 13, 1982...his streak of starts in which he worked six-or-more innings is the longest by a Tigers pitcher since at least 1918...Compiled a 3-2 record, 2.43 ERA (37.0IP/10ER) and 31 strikeouts in five starts during July -- fifth in the American League with a 2.43 ERA during the month.• Equaled a career high with 14 strikeouts on August 6 versus the New York Yankees -- marked the most strikeouts by a Tigers pitcher versus the Yankees since Jim Bunning finished with 14 strikeouts against the club on June 20, 1958 at Briggs Stadium...Topped the American League with 46 strikeouts during August...Did not allow a run in 18.0 innings over a four-start stretch September 8-24...Shared American League Player of the Week honors for September 24-30 with Baltimore's Chris Davis -- won both of his starts during the week, posting a 1.20 ERA (15.0IP/2ER) and 16 strikeouts...Tabbed the American League Pitcher of the Month and Tigers Pitcher of the Month for September -- finished 5-1 with a 1.93 ERA (42.0IP/9ER) and 41 strikeouts in six starts during the month...led the American League with five wins and a 1.93 ERA during September, while he tied for the lead with 41 strikeouts...Finished 9-2 with a 1.65 ERA (114.2IP/21ER) in 15 starts at home -- led the American League with a 1.65 ERA at home...posted an 8-6 record and 3.57 ERA (123.2IP/49ER) in 18 starts on the road...Limited lefthanded hitters to a .213 batting average (106x497)...righties batted .222 (86x387) with him on the mound...Fanned 11 batters in both Game One (October 6) and Game Five (October 11) of the American League Division Series versus Oakland -- has posted a double-digit strikeout total in a post-season start three times during his career...he is the first pitcher in Tigers history with multiple double-digit strikeouts during post-season action...Struck out 11 batters as he fired a four-hit shutout in Game Five of the American League Division Series on October 11 at Oakland -- according the Elias Sports Bureau, he joined Sandy Koufax as the only two pitchers in major league history to toss a shutout with 10-or-more strikeouts in a series-deciding game of a post-season series...Koufax fanned 10 batters for the Dodgers as he blanked the Twins 2-0 on three hits in Game Seven of the 1965 World Series...Became the fourth pitcher in Tigers history to toss a shutout during post-season action as he blanked the Athletics in Game Five of the American League Division Series on October 11 at Oakland -- joined George Mullin (Game Four of 1909 World Series), Bobo Newsom (Game Five of 1940 World Series) and Joe Coleman (Game Three of 1972 American League Championship Series) in accomplishing the feat for Detroit. 2011 Led all American League pitchers with 24 wins, a 2.40 ERA and 250 strikeouts during the 2011 season to become just the second Tigers pitcher to ever lead all three categories in a single season -- Hal Newhouser accomplished the feat for the Tigers in 1945...he is the first pitcher to lead the league in all three categories since Minnesota's Johan Santana did so in 2006...Selected the American League Most Valuable Player and he was unanimously named the American League Cy Young Award winner -- became the seventh Tigers player to win the Most Valuable Player Award, joining Mickey Cochrane (1934), Hank Greenberg (1935, 1940), Charlie Gehringer (1937), Hal Newhouser (1944, 1945), Denny McLain (1968) and Guillermo Hernandez (1984)...became the third pitcher in Tigers history to win the Cy Young Award, joining McLain (1968, 1969) and Hernandez (1984)...became the 10th pitcher in major league history to win both the Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Awards during the same season...joined Don Newcombe (1956), Sandy Koufax (1963), Bob Gibson (1968), McLain (1968), Vida Blue (1971), Rollie Fingers (1981), Hernandez (1984), Rogers Clemens (1986) and Dennis Eckersley (1992)...joined Newcombe to become only the second player in history to win the Most Valauable Player, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards...Newcombe was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1949 and he earned both the National League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Awards in 1956...Selected to the American League's all-star squad for the fourth time during his career...Tabbed The Sporting News' Player of the Year following the season -- first pitcher to win the award since Orel Hershiser did so with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988...Verlander is the first Tigers player to be selected the publication's major league player of the year since Denny McLain following the 1968 season...Selected to the Major League Baseball Player of the Year and the American League Outstanding Pitcher as part of the Players Choice Award balloting...Earned the Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan Award from the Negro League Baseball Museum as the American League's Pitcher of the Year...Topped the American League with an .828 winning percentage, 251.0 innings pitched, a .192 batting average against, 6.24 hits per nine innings and 8.39 baserunners per nine innings, while he tied for the lead with 34 games started, finished third with 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings and 4.39 strikeouts per walk, tied for fourth with four complete games, tied for fifth with two shutouts and tied for seventh with 2.0 walks per nine innings...His 24 wins tied him for the 10th-highest single-season total in Tigers history -- marked the most wins by a Tigers pitcher since Mickey Lolich finished with 25 victories during the 1971 season...Verlander is the first Tigers pitcher with 20-or-more wins during a season since Bill Gullickson won 20 games for the club in 1991...Marked the sixth time a Tigers pitcher led the American League in ERA -- became the fifth pitcher to accomplish the feat and the first since Mark Fidrych did so with a 2.34 ERA during the 1976 season...Registered 250 strikeouts during the season, marking the third straight season he has fanned 200-or-more batters -- his streak of three straight seasons with 200-or-more strikeouts is the longest by a Tigers pitcher since Mickey Lolich did so in six straight seasons (1969-74)...it marked Verlander's second season for the Tigers with 250-or-more strikeouts and he joins Lolich as the only two pitchers in club history to have multiple such seasons...Lolich fanned 250- or-more batters in three seasons during his Tigers career (1969, 1971 and 1972)...Surpassed 200.0 innings for Detroit for the fifth straight season, tossing 251.0 innings -- his streak with 200.0-or-more innings pitched is the longest by a Tigers pitcher since Jack Morris did so in seven straight seasons (1982-88)...His .192 batting average against and 6.24 hits per nine innings were the lowest by a Tigers pitcher in club history...With 250 strikeouts during the season, he passed Joe Coleman (1,000), Frank Lary (1,031), John Hiller (1,036), Virgil Trucks (1,046), Wild Bill Donovan (1,079), Denny McLain (1,150), Dizzy Trout (1,199) and Hooks Dauss (1,201) to move into seventh place in Tigers history with 1,215 strikeouts...Posted a 16-3 record when starting following a Tigers loss during the 2011 season -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marks the most wins by a major league pitcher following a loss by his team since Steve Carlton posted 19 such wins for the Philadelphia Phillies during the 1972 season...Named to The Sporting News' American League all-star squad following the season...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...Earned the nod as the Tigers starter on Opening Day on March 31 at New York's Yankee Stadium, marking the fourth consecutive season he has served as Detroit's Opening Day starter -- first Tigers pitcher to start four consecutive Opening Days since Jack Morris started 11 straight (1980-90)...fanned eight batters against the Yankees in a nodecision that day, marking the most strikeouts by a Tigers pitcher on Opening Day since Hideo Nomo also fanned eight batters on April 3, 2000 at Oakland...Recorded the 1,000th strikeout of his career on April 22 versus the Chicago White Sox, fanning A.J. Pierzynski in the seventh inning -- became the 15th pitcher in Tigers history to compile 1,000 strikeouts...Shared American League Player of the Week honors for May 2-8 with Minnesota's Francisco Liriano after posting a 1-0 record and 1.50 ERA (15.0IP/3ER) in two starts...shared American League Player of the Week honors two more times during the season, June 13-19 with Tampa Bay's James Shields and September 12-18 with Erick Aybar of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim...won both of his starts June 13-19, posting a 0.50 ERA (18.0IP/1ER) and 17 strikeouts...did not allow a run in 15.0 innings of work as he won both of his starts September 12-18...Compiled an 18.0-inning scoreless streak over a three-start stretch May 2-13...Tossed the second no-hitter of his career on May 7 at Toronto, the seventh no-hitter in Tigers history -- joins Virgil Trucks as the only two pitchers in Tigers history with multiple no-hitters...Trucks threw two no-hitters for the Tigers during the 1952 season...according to STATS LLC, he is the 27th pitcher to record two career no-hitters in the American or National League...Compiled a nine-game winning streak May 7-June 30, posting a 1.54 ERA (87.2IP/15ER) over the 11-start stretch...Earned the win in seven straight starts May 29-June 30, while working seven-or-more innings and allowing two-orfewer runs -- he joined Frank Lary (September 1-29, 1956) as the only two Tigers pitchers since at least 1919 to work seven straight such outings...Worked seven-or-more innings and allowed two-or-fewer runs in nine straight starts May 29-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... Newhouser compiled his nine-game streak during the 1945 season...Selected the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for May after compiling a 3-0 record, 2.62 ERA (44.2IP/13ER) and 33 strikeouts in six starts...Fanned 10 batters on June 9 versus Seattle, his first of four starts with a double-digit strikeout total in 2011 -- struck out 12 batters on June 14 versus Cleveland, a career-high 14 batters on June 25 versus Arizona and 10 batters on August 11 at Cleveland...Garnered both American League and Tigers Pitcher of the Month honors for June -- finished 6-0 with a 0.92 ERA (49.0IP/5ER) and 54 strikeouts in six starts during the month...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first major league pitcher to post a 6-0 record and an ERA below 1.00 in a single month since Kenny Rogers did so with Texas in May of 2005...also according to the Elias Sports Bureau, since 1913, when earned runs became an official American League statistic, the only other Tigers pitcher to win six-or-more games during a calendar month in which he posted an ERA below 1.00 was Frank Lary in September of 1956...Lary finished 7-0 with a 0.86 ERA (63.0IP/6ER) in seven starts during the month...topped all American League pitchers with six wins, a 0.92 ERA and 54 strikeouts during the month...Earned the win in 12 straight starts July 21-September 18, compiling a 2.28 ERA (87.0IP/22ER) -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, his streak of 12 straight starts with a win established a Tigers record...surpassed wins in 11 straight starts by both Earl Whitehill (July 2-August 19, 1930) and Hal Newhouser (June 11-July 27, 1946)...the 12- game winning streak established a career best for Verlander and it marked the longest winning streak by a Tigers pitcher since Bobo Newsom compiled a 13-game winning streak April 25-July 13, 1940...marked the second streak in which Verlander won seven-or-more straight starts during the season and according to STATS LLC, he is the first major league pitcher to have two streaks of winning seven-or-more straight starts during a single season since Minnesota's Frank Viola did so during the 1988 season...he is the first Tigers pitcher to have two such streaks in a single season since Denny McLain did so for the club during the 1968 season...Tabbed the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for July after posting a 4-2 record, 1.99 ERA (45.1IP/10ER) and 48 strikeouts in six starts -- second in the American League with 48 strikeouts during the month, while he tied for third with four wins and finished seventh with a 1.99 ERA...Registered the 100th win of his career on August 11 at Cleveland -- became the 16th pitcher in Tigers history to earn 100 wins for the club...Recorded his 20th win of the season on August 27 at Minnesota -- became the first major league pitcher to record 20 wins prior to the end of August since Arizona's Curt Schilling did so in 2002...prior to Verlander, Toronto's Roger Clemens was the last American League pitcher with 20 wins prior to the end of August, doing so in 1997...Selected the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for August -- finished 5-0 with a 3.12 ERA (34.2IP/12ER) and 40 strikeouts in five starts during the month...tied for the lead in the American League with five wins during the month, while he finished sixth with 40 strikeouts...Compiled a 17.0-inning scoreless streak over a three-start stretch September 7-18...Posted a 4-0 record, 2.55 ERA (35.1IP/10ER) and 32 strikeouts in five starts during September -- tied for fourth in the American League with four wins during the month, while he finished eighth with a 2.55 ERA and tied for ninth with 32 strikeouts...Limited lefthanded hitters to a .174 batting average (86x495)...righties batted .215 (88x409) against him...Finished 10-3 with a 2.37 ERA (117.2IP/31ER) in 16 starts at home -- fourth in the American League with a 2.37 ERA at home...posted a 14-2 record and 2.43 ERA (133.1IP/36ER) in 18 starts on the road -- second in the league with a 2.43 ERA on the road... Compiled a 12-4 record and 2.15 ERA (151.0IP/36ER) in 20 starts prior to the all-star break...posted a 12-1 record and 2.79 ERA (100.0IP/31ER) in 14 starts following the all-star break...Fanned 11 batters in Game Three of the American League Division Series on October 3 versus the New York Yankees -- marked the third-highest strikeout total by a Tigers pitcher during a single post-season game, trailing 14 strikeouts by Joe Coleman (1972 American League Championship Series) and 12 strikeouts by "Wild Bill" Donovan (1907 World Series)...marked the fifth time a Tigers pitcher has posted 10-or-more strikeouts during a post-season game. 2010 Selected to the American League's all-star squad for the third time in his career during the 2010 season as he tied for fourth in the league with 18 wins for the Tigers. ...Tied for third in the American League with 224.1 innings pitched, while he finished fourth with 219 strikeouts, tied for fourth with 33 games started and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings, tied for fifth with four complete games, finished seventh with 10.71 baserunners per nine innings, eighth with 7.62 hits per nine innings, ninth with a .228 batting average against and 10th with 3.08 strikeouts per walk. ...Selected to Baseball America's Second-Team Major League all-star squad following the season. ...Compiled 18 wins for the Tigers to mark the fifth straight season he has posted a double-digit win total -- first Tigers pitcher to post a double-digit win total in at least five straight seasons since Frank Tanana, who also did so in five straight seasons (1985-89). ...Fanned 219 batters to mark the second consecutive season he posted 200-or-more strikeouts -- first Tigers pitcher with 200-or-more strikeouts in consecutive seasons since Jack Morris did so in 1986 and 1987. ...Tossed 224.1 innings to mark the fourth straight season he surpassed the 200.0-inning mark for the Tigers -- his streak of four straight seasons with 200.0-or-more innings pitched is the longest by a Tigers pitcher since Jack Morris did so in seven straight seasons (1982-88) and Walt Terrell did so over the final four seasons of Morris' streak (1985-88). ...Rated as possessing the best fastball and curveball in the American League by Baseball America. ...Earned the nod as the Tigers starter on Opening Day on April 5 at Kansas City, marking the third consecutive season he has served as Detroit's Opening Day starter -- first Tigers pitcher to start three consecutive Opening Days since Mike Moore also started three straight (1993-95). ...Tabbed the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for May after compiling a 4-2 record, 2.64 ERA (44.1IP/13ER) and 41 strikeouts in six starts -- tied for third in the American League with 41 strikeouts during the month, while he tied for fifth with four wins and finished seventh with a 2.64 ERA. ...Struck out a season-high 11 batters on June 16 versus Washington -- equaled the high with 11 strikeouts on both September 12 versus Baltimore and September 24 versus Minnesota...posted a double-digit strikeout total in two other starts, fanning 10 batters on both July 3 versus Seattle and September 29 at Cleveland. ...Tied for third in the American League with four wins during June. ...Finished 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA (34.1IP/11ER) and 37 strikeouts in five starts during July -- tied for second in the American League with 37 strikeouts during the month, while he tied for seventh with three wins and finished ninth with a 2.88 ERA. ...Compiled a season-high five-game winning streak August 22-September 24, posting a 1.96 ERA (55.0IP/12ER) and 57 strikeouts over the seven-start stretch. ...Tied for ninth in the American League with 38 strikeouts during August. ...Went the distance in back-to-back starts September 18 at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field against the White Sox and September 24 versus Minnesota -- first Tigers pitcher with back-to-back complete games since Mark Redman did so May 21-27, 2002. ...Fanned 11 batters and did not issue a walk as he went the distance to earn the win on September 24 versus Minnesota -- marked the first time a Tigers pitcher picked up the win in a complete game effort as he did not allow a walk and fanned 10-or-more batters since Jack Morris accomplished the feat on August 13, 1983 versus the New York Yankees. ...Named the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for September after posting a 4-1 record, 2.54 ERA (46.0IP/13ER) and 51 strikeouts in six starts -- led the American League with 51 strikeouts during the month, while he tied for second with four wins and finished seventh with a 2.54 ERA. ...Compiled a 12-3 record and 2.31 ERA (113.0IP/29ER) in 16 starts at home -- seventh in the American League with a 2.31 ERA at home...his 12 wins at home established a Comerica Park single-season record...finished 6-6 with a 4.45 ERA (111.1IP/55ER) in 17 starts on the road. ...Posted an 11-5 record and 3.82 ERA (115.1IP/49ER) in 18 starts prior to the all-star break...finished 7-4 with a 2.89 ERA (109.0IP/35ER) in 15 starts following the all-star break. 2009 Topped the American League with 269 strikeouts for the Tigers in 2009 as he was selected to the American League's all-star squad for the second time in his career -- first Tigers pitcher to lead the league in strikeouts since Jack Morris did so in 1983 with 232 strikeouts...his total of 269 strikeouts marks the fifth-highest single-season total in Tigers history...Led the American League with 35 games started, 240.0 innings pitched and 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings, while he tied for the league lead with 19 wins, finished third with 4.27 strikeouts per walk, fifth with 10.80 baserunners per nine innings, tied for fifth with three complete games, sixth with a 3.45 ERA and 8.21 hits per nine innings, tied for sixth with a .243 batting average against and eighth with a .679 winning percentage...Established career highs with 19 wins, 35 games started, 240.0 innings pitched and 269 strikeouts...Tabbed the Tiger of the Year by Detroit's chapter of the BBWAA...According the Elias Sports Bureau, his 269 strikeouts marked the most by an American League pitcher since Boston's Pedro Martinez fanned 284 batters in 2000...his 269 strikeouts led all major league pitchers and he became the fourth Tigers pitcher to lead the majors in strikeouts, joining Hal Newhouser (1944 and 1945), Virgil Trucks (1949) and Mickey Lolich (1971)...His 19 wins marked the most by a Tigers pitcher since Bill Gullickson won 20 games for the club in 1991...His 240.0 innings pitched marked the most by a Tigers pitcher since Jack Morris worked 249.2 innings for the Tigers in 1990 -- became the first Tigers pitcher to lead the league in innings pitched since Morris did so with 293.2 innings pitched in 1983...Posted seven outings with 10-or-more strikeouts during the season -- marks the most such outings by a Tigers pitcher in a single season since Jack Morris also recorded 10-or-more strikeouts in seven games during the 1986 season...Fanned eight-or-more batters in 20 of his starts during the season -- the 20 outings with eight-or-more strikeouts are the most by a Tigers pitcher in a single season since at least 1954...Became the first Tigers pitcher to top 200 strikeouts in a season since Jeremy Bonderman fanned 202 batters in 2006...Rated as possessing the best fastball and curveball in the American League by Baseball America...Made his second career Opening Day start on April 6 at Toronto -- became the first Tigers pitcher to start consecutive Opening Days since Jeff Weaver did so in both 2001 and 2002...Started the 100th game of his career on April 17 at Seattle...Equaled a career high with a seven-game winning streak April 27-June 10 -- compiled a 1.10 ERA (65.1IP/8ER) and 81 strikeouts over the nine-start stretch...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Verlander was the first Tigers pitcher to win at least seven games with an ERA of 1.10-or-lower over a nine-start stretch since Doyle Alexander did so August 20-September 27, 1987...Alexander went 8-0 with a 0.96 ERA (75.1IP/8ER) over a nine-start stretch in 1987... Recorded a quality start in nine straight outings April 27-June 10, the longest such streak by a Tigers pitcher since Justin Thompson also registered a quality start in nine straight games July 26-September 5, 1997...Compiled a 5-0 record, 0.85 ERA (42.1IP/4ER) and 60 strikeouts over a six-start stretch April 27-May 25 -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Randy Johnson was the only other active pitcher at the time to ever have a six-start stretch in which he won at least five times, had an ERA below 1.00 and struck out 60-or-more batters...Johnson accomplished the feat in four different seasons (1994, 1997, 1998 and 2000)...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the third pitcher in Tigers history to strike out at least 60 batters over a six-start stretch as he did so April 27-May 25 -- Denny McLain accomplished the feat twice in 1968, while Mickey Lolich did so in 1969 and 1971...Lolich holds the club record with 62 strikeouts over a six-start stretch May 23-June 25, 1969...Won all three of his starts April 27-May 8, fanning 31 batters as he allowed just one run in 23.0 innings pitched -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first pitcher in Tigers history to win three straight starts while allowing only one run and fanning 30-or-more batters...Fanned 10-or-more batters in three straight starts May 3-14, marking the fifth time a Tigers pitcher has done so since at least 1954 -- Mickey Lolich accomplished the feat once in 1964 and twice in 1971, while Denny McLain pulled off the feat in 1968...He struck out 35 batters over the three-start stretch May 3-14 and, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he joined Mickey Lolich as the only two pitchers in Tigers history with as many strikeouts over a three-start stretch -- Lolich fanned 38 batters over a three-start stretch July 27-August 4, 1971 and he struck out 36 batters over a three-start stretch May 23-June 9, 1969...Compiled a 19.0-inning scoreless streak over a three-start stretch May 3-14...Won back-to-back outings over Cleveland, May 3 at Comerica Park and May 8 at Progressive Field, posting a 0.64 ERA (14.0IP/1ER) and 20 strikeouts -- according the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first Tigers pitcher to win back-to-back starts with at least 20 strikeouts and no more than one run allowed over the two games since Jack Morris did so in July of 1986...Morris tossed back-to-back shutouts, fanning 23 batters over the two outings...Fired a two-hit shutout on May 8 at Cleveland -- marked his fourth career complete game and third career shutout...Established a career high with 13 strikeouts on May 14 at Minnesota -- marked the most strikeouts by a Tigers pitcher since Jeremy Bonderman fanned 14 batters on August 23, 2004 versus the Chicago White Sox...equaled the career high with 13 strikeouts on July 29 at Texas...became the first Tigers pitcher with multiple games of 13-or-more strikeouts since Mickey Lolich posted three such games during the 1971 season...Selected both the American League League Pitcher of the Month and Tigers Pitcher of the Month for May -- compiled a 5-0 record, 1.52 ERA (41.1IP/7ER) and 56 strikeouts in six starts during the month...led the league with 56 strikeouts during May, while he tied for the lead with five wins, finished second with a 1.52 ERA and third with a .178 batting average against (26x146)...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Verlander was the first major league pitcher to go undefeated in a month with as many as 56 strikeouts since Boston's Pedro Martinez did so in July of 2002...Martinez finished 5-0 with 59 strikeouts in 42.1 innings pitched for the Red Sox that month...Jack Morris is the only other Tigers pitcher to ever have a month with such numbers as he finished 6-0 with 56 strikeouts in 54.0 innings pitched in August of 1983...prior to Verlander, Steve Sparks was the last Tigers pitcher to earn American League Pitcher of the Month honors, doing so is August of 2000...Went the distance to earn the win over the White Sox on June 10 at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field -- fanned nine batters in the win to bring his season total to 106 through his first 13 starts of the season...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he tied the franchise record for the fewest games to reach 100 strikeouts in a season, matching Mickey Lolich in 1969...Lolich fanned 103 batters in his first 13 outings (12 starts) of the 1969 season...Selected the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for June after he finished 2-1 with a 2.91 ERA (34.0IP/11ER) in five starts -- sixth in the American League with 34 strikeouts during the month...Fanned 11 batters and did not issue a walk on July 7 versus Kansas City -- became the first Tigers pitcher to strike out at least 10 batters and not issue a walk since Jeff Robinson fanned 10 and did not issue a walk on June 20, 1988 against the New York Yankees...Posted six strikeouts on July 18 against New York at Yankee Stadium to run his season total to 155 strikeouts in his first 20 starts of the season -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, his 155 strikeouts established a Tigers record for the most strikeouts by a pitcher in his first 20 outings of the season...eclipsed the old mark of 151 strikeouts established by Mickey Lolich in 1969...Tossed his third complete game of the season on July 24 versus the Chicago White Sox -- did not allow a run as he loaded the bases with no one out in the ninth inning and according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first time a major league starting pitcher pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-outs situation in the ninth inning-or-later without allowing a run since Seattle's Mike Moore did so in Kansas City on September 16, 1985...marked his second complete game of the season against the White Sox and he became the first Tigers pitcher with two complete games in a season against the same team since Mark Redman went the distance twice against the Indians in 2002...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, 1971 versus California...Lolich fanned 14 batters as he failed to walk a batter in 12.0 innings of work...Finished 4-2 with a 2.57 ERA (42.0IP/12ER) in six starts during July to earn Tigers Pitcher of the Month honors -- led the American League with 48 strikeouts during July, while he tied for second with four wins and finished seventh with a 2.57 ERA...Fanned 10 batters on August 19 versus Seattle...Third in the American League with 43 strikeouts during August...Recorded 11 strikeouts on September 24 at Cleveland...Compiled a 3-2 record and 3.74 ERA (43.1IP/18ER) in six starts during September -- topped the American League with 49 strikeouts during the month, while he tied for eighth with three wins...Limited righthanded batters to a .237 batting average (94x397) -- 10th-lowest batting average against righthanded batters in the American League...lefties hit .248 (125x505) with Verlander on the mound...Compiled a 10-2 record and 2.81 ERA (115.1IP/36ER) in 16 starts at home -- third in the American League with a 2.81 ERA at home...his 10 wins equaled his own Comerica Park single-season record (also won 10 games in 2007)... finished 9-7 with a 4.04 ERA (124.2IP/56ER) in 19 starts on the road...Posted a 10-4 record and 3.38 ERA (122.1IP/46ER) in 19 starts prior to the all-star break -- fanned 149 batters prior to the all-star break, marking the most by a Tigers pitcher prior to the all-star break since Mickey Lolich posted 156 strikeouts in 1972...finished 9-5 with a 3.52 ERA (117.2IP/46ER) in 16 starts following the all-star break. 2008 Started a career-high 33 games during his third full season with the Tigers in 2008 -- tied for fifth in the American League with the 33 games started...Led the American League with 17 losses, while he finished third with 14 hit batsmen, tied for third with 87 walks and tied for fifth with 108 earned runs allowed...Second in the league with 106.9 pitches per game...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...Suffered a loss in four straight starts April 27-May 14, establishing a career-long losing streak -- matched the career long four-game losing streak twice during the season, July 26-August 11 and August 27-September 20...His loss on May 14 at Kansas City dropped his record to begin the season to 1-7 -- according the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the fourth pitcher to start a season with a 1-7 record (or worse) following a season in which the pitcher was at least 12 games over the .500 mark...Verlander joined Eddie Cicotte in 1918 (28-12 in 1917), Jim Kaat in 1967 (25-13 in 1966) and Luis Tiant in 1969 (21-9 in 1968)...Went the distance on June 11 versus the Chicago White Sox -- limited the White Sox to one run on four hits...Compiled a season-best six-game winning streak June 11-July 20, compiling a 2.30 ERA (54.2IP/14ER) over the eight start stretch...Limited opponents to two earned runs-or-fewer in eight straight starts June 11-July 20, marking the second-longest such streak by an American League pitcher in 2008 -- Oakland's Justin Duchscherer's stretch of 11 straight starts May 24-July 20 was the only such streak longer than Verlander's...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, 1977...Fanned a season-high 10 batters on June 22 at San Diego -- marked the fourth time during his career he has posted 10-or-more strikeouts...Posted a 2-1 record and 2.73 ERA (33.0IP/10ER) in five starts during June -- fifth in the American League with a .197 batting average against (24x122) during June, while he tied for eighth with 34 strikeouts...Dropped eight of his 10 decisions over an 11-start stretch July 26-September 20, compiling a 6.98 ERA (59.1IP/46ER)...Tied for the lead in the American League with four wins during July, while he tied for seventh with 35 strikeouts...Finished 1-3 with a 7.13 ERA (24.0IP/19ER) in five starts during September -- his 7.13 ERA marked the highest ERA he has compiled in any single month during his major league career...Compiled a 7-9 record and 4.15 ERA (128.0IP/59ER) in 20 starts prior to the all-star break...finished 4-8 with a 6.04 ERA (73.0IP/49ER) in 13 starts following the all-star break. 2007 Completed his second full season at the major league level with the Tigers, leading the club's pitching staff with 18 wins, 201.2 innings pitched and 183 strikeouts...Led the American League with a .750 winning percentage, while he finished fifth with a .233 batting average against and 8.08 hits per nine innings, tied for sixth with 18 wins, eighth with 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings and 10th with 183 strikeouts...Selected to the American League's all-star squad, his first career selection...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...joins Don Newcombe (1950), Herb Score (1956), Gary Peters (1964), Fernando Valenzuela (1982) and Dwight Gooden (1985) in accomplishing the feat...Became the first Tigers pitcher to post at least 17 wins in consecutive seasons since Jack Morris did so in backto- back seasons in 1986-87...Received 7.32 runs per nine innings, tops in the American League...Rated as possessing the best fastball and second-best curveball in the American League by Baseball America...Recorded a quality start in each of his first four starts of the season April 6-22 -- along with Jeremy Bonderman, it marked the first time a Tigers pitcher had done so since Steve Sparks posted a quality start in each of his first four starts April 3-19, 2002...Held the opposition to three earned runs-or-fewer in each of his first 10 starts April 6-May 26 -- longest such streak by a Tigers pitcher to begin the season since David Wells did so in 12 straight starts to open the 1993 season...Seventh in the American League with a .208 batting average against (22x106) during April, while he was 10th with a 2.79 ERA (29.0IP/9ER)...Won four straight starts May 4-20, compiling a 2.57 ERA (28.0IP/8ER)...Finished 4-1 with a 3.92 ERA (39.0IP/17ER) in six starts during May -- tied for second in the American League with four wins during the month...Ejected from the dugout by second base umpire Greg Gibson on June 2 at Cleveland -- marked his first career ejection...Did not allow a run in 17.0 innings over a three-start stretch June 6-17...Won four straight starts June 6-23, posting a 1.24 ERA (29.0IP/4ER)...Fired the first no-hitter in Comerica Park history on June 12 versus Milwaukee, the sixth no-hitter in Tigers history -- fanned a career-best 12 batters in the outing...first no-hitter in club history since Jack Morris on April 7, 1984 against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park and the first no-hitter thrown by a Tigers pitcher in Detroit since Virgil Trucks on May 15, 1952 versus Washington at Briggs Stadium...Earned American League Player of the Week honors for June 11-17, marking the second time he has garnered the award -- became just the second Tigers pitcher to capture the honor more than once, joining Jack Morris who earned the award three times with Detroit...won both of his starts during the week, compiling a 1.80 ERA (15.0IP/3ER) and fanning 18 batters...Fanned 11 batters on June 23 at Atlanta -- posted a third game with double-digit strikeouts on September 1 at Oakland, striking out 10 batters...first Tigers pitcher to post three games with double-digit strikeout totals in a season since both Jack Morris and Jeff Robinson did so three times during the 1988 season...Garnered Tigers Pitcher of the Month honors for June after compiling a 4-1 record and 2.65 ERA (34.0IP/10ER) in five starts -- led all American League pitchers with a .168 batting average against (20x119) during the month, while he tied for second with four wins, finished sixth with 40 strikeouts and 10th with a 2.65 ERA...Tied for 11th in the American League with 30 strikeouts during July -- posted a 2-1 record and 4.50 ERA (32.0IP/16ER) in five starts during the month...Won six of his seven decisions over a seven-start stretch August 11-September 12, compiling a 3.07 ERA (44.0IP/15ER) over the seven-start stretch...Tabbed the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for September after compiling a 4-1 record and 3.20 ERA (39.1IP/14ER) in six starts -- tied for second in the American League with four wins during the month, while he finished sixth with 37 strikeouts and tied for seventh with 39.1 innings pitched...Compiled a 10-3 record and 3.14 ERA (109.0IP/38ER) in 17 starts prior to the all-star break -- third in the American League with a .213 batting average against (86x403) before the break, while he tied for fourth with 10 wins and finished seventh with a 3.14 ERA...finished 8-3 with a 4.27 ERA (92.2IP/44ER) in 15 starts following the break -- tied for sixth in the league with eight wins following the break, while he tied for eighth with 86 strikeouts...Posted a 10-3 record and 3.74 ERA (106.0IP/44ER) in 17 starts at Comerica Park -- his 10 wins are the most by a pitcher during a single season at Comerica Park...went 8-3 with a 3.57 ERA (95.2IP/38ER) in 15 starts on the road...Topped all American League pitchers with 17 wild pitches and 19 hit batsmen. 2006 Registered 17 wins for the Tigers during his rookie campaign, the most wins by a Tigers rookie pitcher since Mark Fidrych won 19 games in 1976...established a franchise record for rookie righthanded pitchers with 124 strikeouts...Named the American League Rookie of the Year by the BBWAA, becoming the fourth Tigers player to earn the honor and the first since Lou Whitaker in 1978...named the American League Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News and Major League Rookie of the Year by Baseball America...tabbed the American League Outstanding Rookie in the Players Choice Award balloting...Tabbed the Detroit Sports Broadcasters' Association Tigers Rookie of the Year...Selected to the TOPPS Rookie All-Star squad...Tied for fourth in the American League with 17 wins, while he tied for seventh with a 3.63 ERA...Led all league rookies with 17 wins, 30 games started and 186.0 innings pitched, while he was second with 124 strikeouts...Second among all league pitchers with eight pick-offs... Rated as possessing the second-best fastball in the American League by Baseball America...Earned his first major league win on April 8 at Texas after blanking the Rangers on two hits over seven innings...Finished 3-2 with a 3.52 ERA (30.2IP/12ER) in five starts during April -- tied for sixth in the league with a .211 batting average against (24x114) during the month, while he tied for ninth with three wins...Posted a 20.0-inning scoreless streak over a three start stretch May 17-27 -- longest such streak by a Tigers rookie pitcher since Victor Santos posted a 25.0-inning scoreless streak April 11-May 18, 2001...Fired a five-hit shutout on May 22 at Kansas City, becoming the first Tigers rookie to toss a shutout since Andy Van Hekken did so on September 3, 2002 versus Cleveland...Shared American League Player of the Week honors for May 22-28 with Tampa Bay's Carl Crawford -- won both of his starts during the week, posting a 0.56 ERA (16.0IP/1ER)...joined Tony Clark (1996) as only the second club rookie to earn the honor...Tabbed the American League Rookie of the Month for May after posting a 4-1 record and 1.73 ERA (36.1IP/7ER) in five starts -- tied for second in the league with four wins during the month, while he was third with a 1.73 ERA...Won seven straight decisions June 17-August 1, compiling a 1.93 ERA (51.1IP/11ER) over the eight-start stretch...Worked six-or-more innings, while limiting the opposition to one run-or-fewer in five straight starts June 28-July 26 -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he was first the first rookie pitcher dating back to 1973 in the American League to post such a streak...New York's Dwight Gooden was the last National League rookie pitcher to do so, accomplishing the feat in 1984...Established a career high with eight strikeouts on July 26 at Cleveland...Led all American League pitchers with a 1.01 ERA (26.2IP/3ER) in four starts during July -- second among league pitchers with a .175 batting average against (17x97) during the month, while he tied for 10th with three wins...Dropped five of his final eight decisions August 11-September 24 -- posted a 5.86 ERA (50.2IP/33ER) over the nine-start stretch...Registered an 8-3 record and 3.31 ERA (87.0IP/32ER) in 14 starts at Comerica Park -- 10th among all league pitchers with a 3.31 ERA at home...finished 9-6 with a 3.91 ERA (99.0IP/43ER) in 16 starts on the road...Compiled a 10-4 record and 3.01 ERA (110.2IP/37ER) in 17 starts prior to the all-star break -- tied for fourth in the American League with 10 wins before the break, while he was fifth with a 3.01 ERA...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first Tigers rookie pitcher to reach 10 wins prior to the all-star break (dating back to the inception of the game in 1933)...finished 7-5 with a 4.54 ERA (75.1IP/38ER) in 13 starts after the all-star break...Made his first post-season start in Game Two of the American League Division Series against the Yankees on October 5, becoming the first Tigers rookie pitcher to start a post-season game since Ed Summers started Game Four of the 1908 World Series against the Chicago Cubs...Earned the win in Game Two of the American League Championship Series on October 11 at Oakland -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first Tigers rookie pitcher to earn the win as a starter in the post-season. 2005 Received his first major league action with the Tigers in 2005, making two spot starts...Recalled by the Tigers from Double A Erie to start the night game of a day-night doubleheader July 4 at Cleveland -- took the loss in his major league debut after allowing four runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings...Optioned back to Erie following the start, only to return to start in a similar situation for Detroit on July 23 versus Minnesota -- suffered the loss in that start as well after allowing five runs on eight hits in six innings pitched...Returned to Erie after being optioned back by the Tigers following his start on July 23.