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Verlander snapped an 0-for-26 streak with a single up the middle on Saturday night.

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Before last night, Justin Verlander's biggest achievement at the plate was a home run over the Green Monster... during batting practice. He topped that feat yesterday with a single against Padres starter Ian Kennedy.

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Naturally, the dugout was impressed.

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Verlander was all smiles as well.

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To add insult to insult (if you're Ian Kennedy), Verlander singled again later on -- though he almost got thrown out from right field.

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