Justin Verlander's quad injury not serious
Tigers ace Justin Verlander flirted with a third career no-hitter on Sunday but eventually departed because of a quad injury.
Justin Verlander looked a bit like his vintage self on Sunday, as he no-hit the Rangers for 6 2/3 innings. Following the seventh inning, however, Verlander was removed after his right quad muscle tightened up. The good news for the Tigers is that it doesn't appear to be any kind of substantial injury. Here's this from MLive.com's Chris Iott:
Quad injury not serious for Verlander. If he had kept the no-hitter going? Leyland: "I probably would have let him try it."— Chris Iott (@Chris_Iott) July 14, 2013
Almost certainly nothing to worry about, particularly with the All-Star break in the immediate offing.
As for Verlander's recent performances, Sunday's gem (7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K, 3 BB) lowered his 2013 ERA to 3.50, and he has now logged a quality start in three of his last four outings.
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