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Detroit Tigers (23-23)


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W 3-1
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L 5-8
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Det 3 - 0 Oak
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Improved Verlander helps Tigers rebound from rough stretch

DETROIT (AP) After allowing seven runs to the Cleveland Indians on May 3, Justin Verlander took to Twitter - always a risky move for an athlete, especially one coming off a frustrating performance.

"I'm going to dominate soon! I'm close," his tweet said. "Doubt me if you want. We'll see."

Since then, Verlander has backed up his bold words, allowing just four runs in four starts to help the Tigers bounce back from an awful stretch earlier in the month. Although Detroit is only at .500, Verlander and Miguel Cabrera have given the Tigers a boost at a time when it looked like 2016 might turn into another lost season.

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Leaders
AVG: V. Martínez.338
HR: M. Cabrera11
RBI: M. Cabrera31
SB: I. Kinsler4
W: J. Zimmermann7
ERA: J. Zimmermann2.52
Saves: F. Rodríguez14
K: J. Verlander70
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi White Sox 2722.551-
Cleveland 2521.5430.5
Kansas City 2522.5321
Detroit 2323.5002.5
Minnesota 1234.26113.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .266 (6)
Runs: 211 (10)
Hits: 422 (8)
Home Runs: 60 (8)
Stolen Bases: 14 (24)
OBP: .323 (11)
SLG: .438 (6)
Total Bases: 693 (6)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.43 (24)
Runs Allowed: 216 (21)
Saves: 15 (7)
Strikeouts: 341 (25)
OpBA: .270 (24)
OBP: .332 (22)
SLG: .436 (25)
Run Support: 4.70 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/23 B. Farmer Called Up from Minors
5/23 H. Quintero Released
5/23 N. Schierholtz Released
5/22 D. VerHagen Sent to Minors
5/20 S. Greene Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/23 J. Zimmermann Right groin strain (day-to-day)
4/25 S. Greene Blisters on middle finger (on 15-day DL)
4/12 J. McCann off 15-day DL
3/25 J. Ferrell off 15-day DL
3/25 B. Hardy off 15-day DL
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