In return for Fister, the Tigers received young starter Robbie Ray, reliever Ian Krol and infielder Steve Lombardozzi (since traded), none of which figured prominently in the outcome of this season.
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
Verlander pitched his final regular season start of 2014 better than he had pitched all season.
Justin Verlander pitched eight impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers inched closer to a postseason spot Wednesday, rallying after benches cleared in the sixth inning to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-1.
“I think certain guys have, when the stage is bigger and the spotlight’s brighter, they turn up their concentration, their game is elevated,” Ausmus said. “I think there is some truth to that.”
The Tigers (76-63), who entered play a half-game behind Kansas City in the AL Central, won the first two games of the crucial series against their division rivals.
Justin Verlander wants to keep his private life just that — private.
Apple and the FBI have reportedly launched investigations into the hacking and release of celebrity photos. A simple fix could protect users from similar attacks.
Someone hacked celebrities’ phones, and it resulted in a wave of nude images. The stars include Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as well as supermodel Kate Upton.
Justin Verlander could rejoin the Detroit Tigers’ rotation on Saturday.