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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
27-15 6-4 W2
26-17 5-5 W2
18-22 5-5 L2
17-25 3-7 L4
17-26 3-7 L2

2022 Pitching

STATS IP
Innings Pitched
W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 51.2 6 1 1.22 49 9

Top Justin Verlander News

  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Continues dominance

    Verlander (6-1) earned the win during Saturday's 2-1 victory over Texas, allowing six hits with eight strikeouts in six scoreless innings.

    After escaping a first-inning jam with the help of an out at the plate, Verlander cruised through five easy frames en route to his fifth straight win. The 39-year-old has lowered his ERA from 1.93 to a league-leading 1.22 with 19 consecutive scoreless innings over his last three starts and is pitching as efficiently as ever with his 14.2 pitches per inning ranking fifth in MLB. He'll look to keep the streak going with a start on tap for next weekend against Seattle.

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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Tosses five scoreless innings

    Verlander (5-1) allowed two hits and three walks while striking out five in five scoreless innings to earn the win over the Nationals on Sunday.

    Verlander fell short of posting a quality start Sunday after accomplishing the feat in his last five outings, but he threw 107 pitches over five innings Sunday, marking his highest pitch count since Sept. 1, 2019. The right-hander's velocity has also been improving following his Tommy John surgery, and his fastball topped out at 98.3 mph in the first inning Sunday. Verlander is tied for the league lead with five wins to begin the season, and he'll attempt to continue his success when he tentatively lines up to start at home against the Rangers on Saturday.

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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Carries no-hitter into eighth frame

    Verlander (4-1) earned the win Tuesday after pitching eight scoreless innings, surrendering one hit and two walks while striking out five versus the Twins.

    Verlander held the Twins hitless for the first 7.1 innings Tuesday, giving up a one-out single to Gio Urshela in the eighth inning, ending the no-hit bid with five outs to go. The 39-year-old was able to finish the inning, inducing an inning-ending double play by Royce Lewis in the following at-bat. Verlander has now produced five consecutive quality starts, winning three straight outings and posting a 1.51 ERA and 0.56 WHIP with 29 punchouts in 35.2 innings during that stretch. He now has a 1.55 ERA and 0.64 WHIP in six starts. After missing almost two full seasons, the right-hander looks to have picked up where he left off in his 2019 Cy Young campaign.

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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Earns third win

    Verlander (3-1) allowed two earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out three across 6.2 innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Mariners.

    Verlander was more reliant upon contact than is typically the case, though he still held Seattle scoreless through six innings. The lone blemish to his line came on a two-run home run by Eugenio Suarez. Verlander has now delivered a quality start in each of his last four outings, and he has yet to allow more than three earned runs in any appearance on the campaign. Through 32.2 innings, Verlander has maintained a 1.93 ERA and a 31:4 K:BB.

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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Seven strong innings in win

    Verlander (2-1) earned the victory and pitched seven innings, striking out eight and allowing one run on four hits in a 3-2 win Thursday over Texas.

    Verlander retired 19 of the first 20 batters he faced before giving up three consecutive singles and a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. He was efficient and had stellar command, having only one three-ball count. The 39-year-old had only pitched six innings in the previous two seasons combined but now leads all of baseball with 26 innings pitched through his first four starts. He's been nothing short of phenomenal with a 1.73 ERA, 0.69 WHIP and 28:4 K:BB ratio.

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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: No-decision in quality start

    Verlander didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk over six innings while striking out five.

    The future Hall of Famer seemed headed for his second win of the year until he served up back-to-back homers to Santiago Espinal and Bradley Zimmer in the fifth inning, tying the game at 3-3. Verlander still delivered his second straight quality start, and he doesn't seem to have missed a beat in his return from Tommy John surgery, posting a 1.89 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 20:4 K:BB through his first 19 innings of 2022.

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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Shuts down Mariners

    Verlander (1-1) picked up the win during Saturday's 4-0 shutout of Seattle, allowing three hits with eight strikeouts in eight scoreless innings.

    If there were any doubts about Verlander's potential to remain effective, they were put to rest Saturday. The 39-year-old righty was masterful in permitting just four baserunners while recording twice as many strikeouts. He required 87 pitches to get through the eight innings. The future Hall of Famer is set to take the hill next for a premier matchup against Toronto next week.

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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Takes loss in debut

    Verlander (0-1) was tagged with the loss Saturday against the Angels after allowing one run on three hits and three walks while fanning seven across five innings.

    Verlander tossed 47 of his 80 pitches for strikes but suffered the loss after giving up a solo shot to Jared Walsh in the second inning. The Astros' offense couldn't respond, and as a result, the veteran had to settle for the loss in his season debut. Verlander will try to bounce back next week when he pitches against the Mariners at home.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, VA
Age: 39
Experience: 16
Bats/Throws: R, R