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Nine years later, Tigers' Verlander get first major league hit

Tigers' pitcher Verlander achieves first hit in ten year MLB career

| Sport News | Posted: Apr 13, 2014 9:50 am

Prior to Saturday night, Tigers' starting pitcher, Justin Verlander went 0 for 26 in his ten-year career in the big leagues. Coming up to bat in the second inning, Verlander took a first pitch strike and regrouped to hit Padres' Ian Kennedy's 91-mph fastball over second base for his first career hit.

 

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Verlander wasn't stopping their though as he came up to bat in the fourth inning and singled to right,beating out the throw by Chris Denorfia. As a pitcher, Verlander held the Padres to two runs on eight hits over seven innings leading the Tigers to a 6-2 victory

 

When asked about his first career hit Verlander replied "After nine years in the big leagues, I don't think the Padres were thinking it was my first hit, but I got the ball back."

NEWS SOURCES:Detroitnews.com

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