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Verlander keeps Twins at arm's length

Detroit ace throws 129 pitches as Tigers split doubleheader, remain two ahead

Originally Published: September 29, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- Justin Verlander's tenure in Detroit hasn't been all wine, roses, winning lottery combinations and three-hit shutouts.

Sure, he pitched in a World Series only two years off the Old Dominion University campus. He threw a no-hitter amid a flock of seagulls against Milwaukee, and his 64 victories since 2006 tie him for third-most in the game behind Roy Halladay and CC Sabathia. He travels in some elite circles, statistically.

But Verlander has also experienced some growing ...

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