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Kansas City at Detroit

Kansas City at Detroit

Alex Gonzalez won it with a run-scoring single in the ninth as the Detroit Tigers rallied for a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day.
Detroit shuts out Philadelphia in Grapefruit League play

Detroit shuts out Philadelphia in Grapefruit League play

Justin Verlander and three other relievers combined on a two-hit shutout, as Detroit nipped Philadelphia, 1-0, in Grapefruit League action.

Detroit shuts out Atlanta in Game Two

Ezequiel Carrera and Victor Martinez each knocked in a run to back Justin Verlander in Detroit's 3-0 Grapefruit League victory over Atlanta.

MLB: Detroit 2, Washington 1

Danny Worth's RBI double in the eighth inning lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals in spring training on Sunday.

MLB: Toronto 3, Detroit 2

Brad Glenn hit a solo home run in the 10th inning to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers.
Kate Upton accepts Orlando Magic mascot proposal: 'How could I say no'

Kate Upton accepts Orlando Magic mascot proposal: 'How could I say no'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Kate Upton might be the hottest supermodel on earth, but that doesn't mean she's about to turn down a marriage proposal from a magic dragon.
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Kate Upton gets proposal from Orlando Magic mascot

Kate Upton gets proposal from Orlando Magic mascot

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Stuff the magic dragon asked Kate Upton to marry him during a basketball game on Friday.
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Kershaw signs rich, long-term deal with Dodgers

Kershaw signs rich, long-term deal with Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Clayton Kershaw has signed a seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers said to be the largest per-year deal in baseball.
Kate Upton not dating ex Justin Verlander in spite of recent outing together

Kate Upton not dating ex Justin Verlander in spite of recent outing together

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Kate Upton has not gotten back together with ex-boyfriend Justin Verlander.
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Report: Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw agree to 7-year, $215M deal

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw has agreed to a seven-year, $215 million contract extension, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Tigers' Max Scherzer claim Cy Youngs

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Tigers' Max Scherzer claim Cy Youngs

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer Wednesday claimed Major League Baseball's 2013 Cy Young awards.
MLB: Boston 1, Detroit 0

MLB: Boston 1, Detroit 0

DETROIT, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Mike Napoli clubbed a seventh-inning homer for the game's only run Tuesday and the Boston Red Sox grabbed a 2-1 ALCS lead with a 1-0 defeat of Detroit.
MLB: Detroit 3, Oakland 0

MLB: Detroit 3, Oakland 0

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander did not allow a hit until the seventh inning Thursday while earning Detroit a berth in the AL Championship Series with a 3-0 win over Oakland.

MLB: Oakland 1, Detroit 0

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Stephen Vogt's RBI single in the ninth inning Saturday lifted Oakland to a 1-0 decision over Detroit in Game 2 of their American League Division Series.

MLB: Miami 1, Detroit 0

MIAMI, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Giancarlo Stanton scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth Sunday, securing a no-hitter for Henderson Alvarez and a 1-0 Miami win over Detroit.
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Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. In 2006, he was named the American League Rookie of the Year. On June 12, 2007, he pitched a no-hitter—the first ever at Comerica Park—against the Milwaukee Brewers, striking out 12 batters and walking four. He pitched a second no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 7, 2011 in Toronto, walking one and facing the minimum 27 batters.

His father Richard, who was president of the local Richmond chapter of the Communications Workers of America, told him to play baseball. Richard gave up catching Justin's ball because of the velocity, and sent Justin to The Richmond Baseball Academy. Justin clocked 84 mph shortly after joining the academy. The velocity kept getting faster and it passed 93 when he entered Goochland High School. He had been a top pitching prospect in high school, but his career suffered a setback when he came down with strep throat early in his senior season of baseball. A weakened Verlander topped out at 86 during that season, causing professional scouts to lose interest. After he recovered, his velocity reached 100 during his first year at Old Dominion.

Verlander played on the DeWitt Panthers AAA team that placed fourth in the nation. The tournament was played in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

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