Verlander's 25th win denied as Orioles beat Tigers, 6-5

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Verlander's 25th win denied as Orioles beat Tigers, 6-5

Post  Admin on Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:34 am



It was one of those nights for Justin Verlander as he allowed five runs in the first three innings, and ended up with a no-decision in Detroit’s 6-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park. That ended his winning streak at 12 straight and meant that he won’t be the first 25-game winner in more than 20 years.

Verlander, who last lost on July 15, was bidding to become the first pitcher to win 13 starts in a row since Ellis Kinder of the Boston Red Sox in 1949, according to STATS LLC. The major league record of 21 was set by the Philadelphia Athletics’ Lefty Grove in 1931.

Verlander broke the previous Tigers record of wins in 11 straight starts, shared by Earl Whitehill (1930) and Hal Newhouser (1946). The Tigers also fell a game back of AL West champion Texas in the race for the league’s second seed.

Miguel Cabrera hit his 28th homerun in the 6th inning and Jhonny Peralta added a tying RBI single against Strop in the eighth, giving Verlander a no-decision.


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