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Tigers Blank The Orioles 4-0

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Justin Verlander. (Getty Images)

Justin Verlander. (Getty Images)

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BALTIMORE (WWJ/AP) – Starting pitcher Justin Verlander struck out eight and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-0  on Sunday.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – Verlander returned to form after his uncharacteristic start in the All-Star game, allowing three hits in eight innings.

Verlander (10-5) struck out eight and walked two in his first appearance since yielding five runs in one inning for the AL in an 8-0 loss Tuesday night. The reigning Cy Young Award winner retired 16 of the last 17 batters he faced before leaving after 117 pitches.

It was his 117th win for Detroit, tied with Denny McLain for 13th on the team career list. The right-hander is 7-0 in 10 lifetime starts against the Orioles, including 5-0 at Camden Yards.

Austin Jackson set the tone early – knocking the second pitch of the game out of the ball park to put the Tigers on the board quickly and to claim his 10th home run of the year.

It was his 117th win for Detroit, tied with Denny McLain for 13th on the team career list. The right-hander is 7-0 in 10 lifetime starts against the Orioles, including 5-0 at Camden Yards.

Jose Valverde worked the ninth to complete the four-hitter. Miguel Cabrera also homered for the Tigers in the ninth inning to pad Detroit’s lead.

Miguel Gonzalez (1-1) took the loss for Baltimore.

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