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Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers winds up for a pitch against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on September 19, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Cabrera And Verlander Help Tigers Top A’s 6-2

Miguel Cabrera homered, Omar Infante drove in three runs and Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday night.

09/19/2012

Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning on August 6, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Stone: Sox Should Stick To Schedule With Sale

Steve Stone admitted that Sale appeared to be fatigued in Detroit, but the White Sox have a scheduled day off Thursday, which could benefit the 23-year-old left-hander.

670 The Score–09/04/2012

Kate Upton. (LOIC VENANCE/AFP/GettyImages)

Video: Kate Upton Is Verlander’s ‘Upton Girl’

The Detroit Tigers are gaining ground on the White Sox, but that’s not the only piece of good fortune for Detroit.

670 The Score–07/20/2012

Cody Ross celebrates his walk-off home run against the White Sox. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Ventura Has A Rough Night as Detroit Looms

Matt Thornton was a disaster, well before Addison Reed finally arrived to allow the final blast. Thornton’s pitch selection was odd, and he’s been mediocre all season long.

670 The Score–07/20/2012

National League All-Star Melky Cabrera #53 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two-run home run in the fourth inning during the 83rd MLB All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sandoval, Cabrera Turn All-Star Game Into NL Romp

Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera keyed a five-run blitz against Justin Verlander in the first inning Tuesday night, and the National League romped to an 8-0 win over the American League and its third straight All-Star game victory.

07/10/2012

Justin Verlander. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Verlander, Cain To Start In All-Star Game

Detroit’s Justin Verlander will start for the American League in Tuesday night’s All-Star game against San Francisco’s Matt Cain.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

Austin Jackson. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Verlander, Tigers Take Down Cubs

Justin Verlander pitched eight solid innings for his first win in a month and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Thursday in front of another receptive crowd at Wrigley Field.

670 The Score–06/14/2012

Jake Peavy. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Best Pitchers In The American League

With over a month of the baseball season already gone, the American League has witnessed a handful of its starting pitchers absolutely dominating on the mound.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2012

Justin Verlander. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: MLB Needs A ‘Babe Ruth Award’ For Best Hitter

Now, personally, I have no problem with a pitcher winning the MVP if he deserves it . What I do have a problem with, though, is that for the past five decades MLB pitchers have had their own specific award tailored just for them, while MLB hitters do not.

11/25/2011

Justin Verlander. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Verlander Wins AL MVP; 1st Starter In 25 Years

Detroit’s Justin Verlander has become the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win a Most Valuable Player award, adding it to his Cy Young Award last week.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

Clayton Kershaw. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)

Kershaw Wins NL Cy Young Award

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers won the NL Cy Young Award in a runaway Thursday.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

Justin Verlander. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Verlander Unanimously Wins AL Cy Young

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander has won the AL Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

Justin Verlander. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Verlander Leads Tigers Past White Sox 5-0

Gavin Floyd surrendered a run in the second, and three more in the sixth. Not nearly good enough against the favorite for the AL Cy Young Award.

09/13/2011

Justin Verlander. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Verlander Should Not Be MVP, Nor Should Any Player

The best pitcher in the American League is worthy of an MVP award. But he shouldn’t get it. Makes sense, right?

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

Danks Struggles As Tigers Expand AL Central Lead Over White Sox

Justin Verlander took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers expanded their AL Central lead over Chicago with an 8-1 win over the White Sox on Friday night.

09/02/2011

Justin Verlander. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dorfman: Sox See Why Verlander Comes Up Aces

What Verlander did in the eighth last night was the classic definition of a horse, an ace, whatever phrase seems appropriate to define the top starting pitcher on his team.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011

Adam Dunn #32 of the Chicago White Sox hits a two-run home run in the 1st inning against the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field on July 26, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

White Sox Fall To Verlander, Tigers 5-4

Justin Verlander got his 14th win and Wilson Betemit had a two-out, go-ahead single in the eighth inning Tuesday night as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 and increased their lead in the AL Central.

07/26/2011

Juan Pierre and the White Sox celebrate. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

White Sox Jump On Verlander Early, Win 8-2

Gavin Floyd allowed six hits into the eighth inning, outpitching Justin Verlander and leading the Chicago White Sox to an 8-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Gavin Floyd

White Sox Back In Action Against The Tigers

After a disappointing first half, the Chicago White Sox will likely face the biggest stretch of their season as they’ll play 12 consecutive games against AL Central opponents, starting with the Detroit Tigers.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Chicago White Sox's A.J. Pierzynski follows the flight of his third-inning RBI single off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeff Niemann during an MLB baseball game on Thursday, April 21, 2011, in St. Petersburg, Fla. White Sox's Paul Konerko scored on the hit. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tigers Flatten Slumping White Sox 9-3

The Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox decisively Friday night in the first of a three-game series in the Motor City.

04/22/2011

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