Ace Justin Verlander puts ‘V’ in Tigers’ Game 5 victory – Detroit News
Verlander went the sixth inning with a perfect game.
He went into the seventh with a no-hitter.
And while Verlander came away with neither prize, eventually allowing two singles and a walk in eight innings, the Tigers nailed down the one they wanted: The chance to play for the American League pennant against the Boston Red Sox.
On the attempt to nipple-blind Justin Verlander into submission – Baseball Nation
For a minute I thought that was Kate Upton, and I thought I was breaking a huge story. But upon closer inspection, that’s just some guy.
There’s no better manager than Jim Leyland to lead these Detroit Tigers in 2014 – Detroit Free Press
As long as the Tigers remain committed to a high-priced payroll — and should they ink Max Scherzer to a long-term contract this winter, that payroll could explode well beyond $150 million annually — Leyland remains the best option for a veteran team that generally can be trusted to kick itself into gear when the necessity arises.
But Cabrera followed that single by Hunter by pulling a high fastball just over the wall in left field to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. It was the first home run for Cabrera since Sept. 17 and just the second since Aug. 26.