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Justin Verlander strikes out 11: Tigers 8, Nationals 3

Justin Verlander struck out 11.
Justin Verlander struck out 11.

Final - 6.16.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington Nationals 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 7 1
Detroit Tigers 0 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 X 8 7 0
WP: Justin Verlander (8 - 4)
LP: Livan Hernandez (5 - 4)

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Eight innings, 11 strikeouts, and just two appearances by Jason.

I think we'll take that out of Justin Verlander. Just another day at the office.

Brennan Boesch hit a 3-run home run that fell more than 420 feet later. It was his third hit for the day and fourth RBI. Just another day at the office, too, I guess.

The Tigers actually trailed 2-0 before a four-run second inning lifted them to a lead they hung onto for the rest of the game. The bottom of the lineup gets some credit, though the rally started in the middle. Brandon Inge walked, Gerald Laird singled in two and Don Kelly (OK, so he's batting No. 1, but we know in our heart where he belongs) knocked in a run with a sacrifice.

Detroit won its sixth consecutive interleague game but will remain 2.5 games behind the Twins when all's said and done tonight.

In other news:

  • Austin Jackson is still day-to-day.
  • Enrique Gonzalez made his Tigers debut with a perfect ninth inning.
  • Jimmy Leyland's kid inked his contract. Patrick Leyland, an eighth-round selection and catcher, will begin his career with the Gulf Coast League Tigers on Monday, the Freep says. But first he has to pass his physical.