Verlander pitches 8 innings in 4-2 Tigers win over Rockies

Updated: Sunday, August 3, 2014
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DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander equaled his longest outing of the season, pitching eight solid innings to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
    
A day after the AL Central-leading Tigers added star left-hander David Price to their rotation, Verlander (10-9) showed signs that he might be rounding into form. He allowed two runs and eight hits, striking out five without a walk. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 4.66.
    
Joe Nathan pitched the ninth for his 22nd save in 27 chances, retiring Charlie Blackmon on a flyout with two on to end it.
    
Franklin Morales (5-6) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He walked four and struck out two.
    
The Rockies have lost five of six. Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez left the game after aggravating his sprained right ankle making a sliding catch in the fifth.

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April 28, 2015 07:12 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Houston 9 San Diego 4

Tuesday

Houston (R.Hernandez 0-2) at San Diego (T.Ross 1-1), 10:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE ^ Monday's Games

Kansas City 6, Cleveland 2

Boston 6, Toronto 5

N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 1

Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, ppd., public safety

Seattle 3, Texas 1

Detroit 5, Minnesota 4

Tuesday's Games

Kansas City (Guthrie 1-1) at Cleveland (Bauer 2-0), 6:10 p.m.

Toronto (Hutchison 2-0) at Boston (Buchholz 1-2), 6:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 1-1) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 1-1), 7:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 2-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Whitley 0-0), 7:05 p.m.

Seattle (Happ 1-1) at Texas (Detwiler 0-2), 8:05 p.m.

Detroit (An.Sanchez 1-2) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-2) at Oakland (Gray 2-0), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 6

N.Y. Mets 3, Miami 1

Atlanta 8, Washington 4

Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 0

Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 1

Colorado 5, Arizona 4

L.A. Dodgers 8, San Francisco 3

Tuesday's Games

Milwaukee (Lohse 1-3) at Cincinnati (Cueto 1-2), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (R.Montero 0-1) at Miami (Phelps 1-0), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (A.Cole 0-0) at Atlanta (Teheran 2-1), 7:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Locke 2-0) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 1-1), 8:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (S.Gonzalez 0-0) at St. Louis (Wacha 3-0), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (K.Kendrick 1-2) at Arizona (Bradley 2-0), 9:40 p.m.

San Francisco (Bumgarner 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 1-1), 10:10 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Monday, April 27

Brooklyn 120, Atlanta 115, OT, series tied 2-2

Milwaukee 94, Chicago 88, Chicago leads series 3-2

Portland 99, Memphis 92, Memphis leads series 3-1

Tuesday, April 28

Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m.

San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Monday, April 27

Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2, series tied 3-3

Washington 2, N.Y. Islanders 1, Washington wins series 4-3

Wednesday, April 29

Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

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