A less-than-dominant Justin Verlander joined some undistinguished World Series company as the Tigers dropped Game 1.
Justin Verlander, arguably baseball's best pitcher, will pose a huge challenge for Yankees' struggling lineup in Game 3.
Justin Verlander should become the first back-to-back AL Cy Young winner since Pedro Martinez of the 1999-2000 Red Sox.
The Tigers are confident, knowing they'll have their ace on the mound in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
Justin Verlander didn't have his no-hit stuff, but the Tigers' ace did what aces do -- grinded out eight innings and got a win when his team needed him.
The Tigers-Yankees ALDS was supposed to largely be about aces Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia. Now it's not, so say hello to a few others, starting with Game 1 winner Ivan Nova.
Rain didn't just force the Tigers and Yankees to suspend Game 1 of their ALDS, but it also cost them their aces, Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia.