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The Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander pitches against the Chicago White Sox in Detroit on Tuesday, July 9.

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DETROIT — Justin Verlander spent all sorts of time over the last couple months trying to figure out what was wrong and why he was no longer dominating hitters with his terrific fastball.
Then he reached the All-Star break — with 10 wins and a 3.50 ERA.
“I wasn’t where I’d like to be pretty much the whole half, but I was able to battle and end up with some pretty decent numbers,” Verlander said.
Verlander could have been speaking for his entire team. The Detroit Tigers entered the season amid sky-high expectations after winning the American League pennant ...


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