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Watch Tigers’ pitcher Justin Verlander collect his first career RBI

At long last, he drove in a run.

Detroit Tigers v Colorado Rockies Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Justin Verlander has many career accomplishments to his name. Six-time All-Star. Cy Young winner. Two no-hitters. He’s a Hall of Fame inductee waiting to happen. But there was one thing Verlander was missing from his list until today.


In 13 seasons — all spent as an American League pitcher — Verlander has only three hits to his name for his whole career, and had never before driven in a run. He can now scratch that milestone off his to-do list, after knocking in a run off Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis, allowing James McCann to score.

Sure, it’s not a huge accomplishment by most standards, but it’s a big deal for a guy who so clearly enjoys taking swings.

Let’s just hope this doesn’t make him too appealing to NL teams, now.

Way to go, Justin!