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Justin Verlander perfect through five innings in Game 5 of ALDS against Athletics

Oct 10, 2013, 9:56 PM EDT

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Justin Verlander threw a shutout in Game 5 of the ALDS against the Athletics last year to lead the Tigers to the ALCS. He’s dominating Oakland again in tonight’s do-or-die contest.

Verlander has yet to allow a baserunner over his first five innings so far. He has been completely locked in, striking out six batters while throwing 45 out of 66 pitches for strikes. Miguel Cabrera‘s two-run homer in the fourth inning has been the only offense of the game so far for the Tigers, but two runs might be enough for Verlander tonight.

It’s 2-0 Tigers as we move to the top of the sixth inning at Coliseum.

  1. happytwinsfan - Oct 10, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    the best pitcher in baseball throws a perfect game, won by a homer by the best hitter in baseball. if it holds up, works for me.

    no offense A’s. luv you too.

    • butchhuskey - Oct 10, 2013 at 10:08 PM

      You’re a Twins fan but you root for the Tigers?

      • happytwinsfan - Oct 10, 2013 at 10:26 PM

        i’m rooting for the tigers because they ain’t playing the twins, but i’m not rooting against the fighting A’s neither. besides that i’m half drunk.

    • aceshigh11 - Oct 10, 2013 at 10:26 PM

      I wasn’t aware that Clayton Kershaw was pitching tonight, but happy hallucinations.

      • historiophiliac - Oct 10, 2013 at 10:49 PM

        Kiss my grits!

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