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Detroit Tigers: 5 greatest Justin Verlander performances

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros and the American League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros and the American League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 15: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros looks on from the dugout at Minute Maid Park on August 15, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Former Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander is returning to the Motor City on Monday. Here are his five greatest performances in Tigers history.

The Detroit Tigers will face Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander on Monday evening at Comerica Park. It will be the first time Verlander has pitched at Comerica Park since he was traded last July for prospects Franklin Perez, Daz Cameron and Jake Rogers.

Verlander went on to help the Astros win the World Series, and he has continued to be one of the best pitchers in the league since then. This season, Verlander is 14-9 with a 2.73 ERA. He is sporting a career-high 11.87 K/9 and a career-low 1.63 BB/9. At age 35, Verlander has shown no signs of slowing down. Similar to how he approaches each game, Verlander appears to be getting better as time goes on.

However, that doesn’t mean he didn’t have some incredible moments in the old english D. In honor of Throwback Thursday and Verlander’s impending appearance in Detroit, here are his five greatest single-game performances in a Tigers uniform.

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