Justin Verlander to start for AL

Updated: July 9, 2012, 11:15 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander will start for the American League at Tuesday's All-Star Game in Kansas City, according to FoxSports.com.

Verlander is 9-5 with a 2.58 ERA in 18 starts this season. The 29-year-old made his case for starting in the All-Star Game when he beat Minnesota 5-1 on Wednesday, pitching his fifth complete game along the way.

"It would be fantastic, but I know there are some other guys out there having exceptional years," Verlander said after ...

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