Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers prepares to throw. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Detroit’s Verlander Roughed Up By Nationals In 7-7 Tie

“I have work to do on my slider,” Verlander said. “My slider has been about 50-50.

97.1 The Ticket–03/22/2015

Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers pitches. FILE (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Verlander Sharp, Nathan Roughed Up, Tigers Fall To Phillies

Tigers reliever Joe Nathan was roughed up for six runs while getting just two outs. He gave up five hits and walked one.

97.1 The Ticket–03/12/2015

Pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch. (File Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tigers Tamed As Indians Win 6-2

Mike Aviles hit a two-run double in the second when the Indians scored four runs off Verlander (5-3), who didn’t settle in until the damage was already done.

97.1 The Ticket–05/20/2014

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers puts on a batting helmet after coming out of the game and frolics with Max Scherzer #37 during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 4, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption

Poll Question: Who Should Start Opening Day?

Should Max Scherzer or Justin Verlander take to the mound on Opening Day?

97.1 The Ticket–03/04/2014

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers throws a first inning pitch while playing the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on April 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Yankees 7, Tigers 0

CC Sabathia pitched seven scoreless innings and Jayson Nix homered off Justin Verlander in the three-run second, lifting the New York Yankees to a 7-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

97.1 The Ticket–04/07/2013

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch during game. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) FILE

Cy Young Award Winning Pitchers Match-Up Sunday In Detroit

Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia didn’t meet in last year’s postseason, and they had differing results when they took the mound in the AL championship series.

97.1 The Ticket–04/07/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers gestures as he walks back to the dugout after he was taken out of the game in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees during game three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Verlander Gives Up 3 HRs, Astros Down Tigers

Verlander allowed three homers and four runs while pitching into the sixth inning Thursday of the Tigers’ 7-2 loss to the Houston Astros.

CBS Detroit–03/22/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Niese Outpitches Verlander In Mets 11-0 Win

Jonathon Niese took another step toward earning an opening day start if Johan Santana is not ready, allowing one hit in 4 2-3 innings and leading the New York Mets to an 11-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday.

97.1 The Ticket–03/11/2013

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Upton Denies Verlander Relationship In TV Interview

So what do you think metro Detroit, is she lying to appear more available to fans — or has Verlander struck out?

CBS Detroit–02/14/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 23: Starting pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers answers questions during World Series Media Day at AT&T Park on October 23, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Verlander will start game one against the San Francisco Giants tomorrow. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Verlander Talks About Life As The $200M Man (Video)

“That’s a loaded question there,” Tigers ace pitcher Justin Verlander said.