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2016 Schedule
23-23, 4th in AL Cent
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Herrera crushes three-run blast (0:25)
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Verlander, Cabrera are dynamic duo

Justin Verlander threw eight scoreless innings and Miguel Cabrera knocked in two runs in Detroit's win over Philadelphia on Tuesday. It's the 29th time that Verlander has won a regular-season game in which Cabrera drove in two or more runs, the highest such total for any current teammates, Elias Sports Bureau notes.

Lineup: Tigers (23-22) vs. Phillies (25-21)

  • 1. Cameron Maybin, CF (R)
  • 2. J.D. Martinez, RF (R)
  • 3. Miguel Cabrera, DH (R)
  • 4. Victor Martinez, 1B (S)
  • 5. Nick Castellanos, 3B (R)
  • 6. Steven Moya, LF (L)
  • 7. James McCann, C (R)
  • 8. Mike Aviles, 2B (R)
  • 9. Jose Iglesias, SS (R)
  • SP: Anibal Sanchez, RHP
  • Daily Notes

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Cabrera gives 'thumbs up' to Hellickson after strikeout (0:31)
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What's the reason for Verlander's turnaround? (1:29)
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Vintage Verlander dominates Phillies (1:04)

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez with some poignant thoughts on if he ever imagined getting to career save No. 400: "Never. When I came here to the States to the big leagues, I was just a kid with a lot of dreams, but never, not even crossed my mind ... You never expected that... I don't play for numbers. I play this game because I love it. I had it in my veins and that's the only thing that, honestly, I know how to do well. It had nothing to do with records or anything like that."

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus on contributions from veteran stars Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera, and refuting the notion of their aging: "They've certainly been leading by example. Father Time doesn't stop for anyone but I think these guys are far from dinosaurs."

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

A gem from Justin Verlander propels Tigers to a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Team has now won eight of nine. Back over .500 at 23-22. Closer Francisco Rodriguez closes out the game in the ninth to record his 400th career save. 6th MLB pitcher to reach this milestone.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs2098th
Batting Average.2676th
On Base Percentage.32411th
Slugging Percentage.4396th
Earned Run Average4.4122nd
Quality Starts0Tied-19th
WHIP1.3922nd
BAA.27026th

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