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Verlander dominates Pirates in 10-0 Tigers win
Thursday Aug 10, 2017 12:00am

Verlander dominates Pirates in 10-0 Tigers win
(DETROIT) – Justin Verlander hasn't had a vintage season. Still, he has never stopped believing that he can perform like an ace. In his last three starts, he's proving his point. On Wednesday night, Verlander allowed one hit over eight innings as the Detroit Tigers routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0. Josh Bell ended Verlander's attempt at a third career no-hitter in the sixth inning with a grounder off the glove of a diving Nicholas Castellanos at third base. Bell ended up with a double after Castellanos was slow to chase down the ball. Verlander (8-7) won for the third straight start, allowing three walks while striking out six. He has allowed two runs in 21 innings in wins over the Astros, Orioles and Pirates. His ERA is 3.97, the first time it has been under 4.00 since April. Ian Kinsler homered, scored four times and drove in four runs and Castellanos had five RBI. The Tigers lost the first two games of the home-and-home series in Pittsburgh. Ivan Nova (10-9) allowed six runs, 10 hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out five in his first outing against the Tigers in exactly four years.

OTHER INTERLEAGUE SCORES
Colorado 3 – Cleveland 2 (12 innings)
Texas 5 – NY Mets 1
Minnesota 4 – Milwaukee 0
St. Louis 8 - Kansas City 5

Justin Verlander pitches against Pittsburgh (photo courtesy of DPF)
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