Toronto Blue Jays
Justin Verlander was picking up the check. The steaks and wine were on him, and why not?
The Tigers made it two straight over the Toronto Blue Jays with a 5-2 win at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
Brad Penny pitched well into the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers followed Justin Verlander’s no- hitter by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Sunday.
Justin Verlander threw the 2nd no-hitter of his career – and the 7th in Tigers history – beating the Blue Jays in Toronto, 9-0.
Verlander barely missed a perfect game. He becomes the 30th pitcher in major league history to throw multiple career no- hitters.
Something was different at the Rogers Center on this Saturday afternoon (May 7, 2011). The roof was open for the first time all season and it might be the last time. Why? Because of Justin Verlander who started the game retiring 22 Blue Jays before walking J.P. Arencibia on a 3-2 count during a 12 pitch at bat.
It’s a side note that the Tigers beat the Blue Jays 9-0 on Saturday afternoon, as Justin Verlander puts his name in the history books with a no-hitter against Toronto.
Phil Coke threw a lot of strikes — and a lot of them got hit. Of the 79 pitches Coke threw, 58 were strikes, and 11 of those wound up being base hits.
The Tigers rallied in the ninth for three runs but fell short in their 7-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
The Detroit Tigers have broken out of their slump and so has All-Star outfielder Magglio Ordonez despite some lingering issues with his surgically repaired right ankle.