|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||2/20/1983|
|Height, Weight||6'5", 225 lbs|
|Drafted||2004 - Rd 1 (2nd Overall) by DET|
|Fantasy Own %||93.3|
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Verlander will start Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
This is why Houston acquired Verlander at the end of August. With the Astros down 3-2 in a best-of-seven set, Verlander will get the ball as he looks to keep the team's World Series hopes alive. He tossed a complete game gem in Game 2 of the ALCS against New York, striking out 13 batters and allowing just one run on five hits and a walk to earn the win.
Justin Verlander set a postseason career best with 13 strikeouts and allowed one run on five hits with one walk in 9.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 2-1 on Saturday.
In his second career complete game in the postseason, Verlander threw a season-high 124 pitches. He improved to 8-0 with a 1.39 ERA in eight appearances since being acquired from the Tigers.
Verlander was named the starter for Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.
Dallas Keuchel will take the mound for Game 1 as the two pitchers switch spots in the order for this series, following Verlander's relief appearance during Game 4 of the ALDS against the Red Sox on Monday. The right-hander should be well-rested and ready to go, and will likely be in line for a Game 6 start on Oct. 20, if the series lasts that long.
Justin Verlander improved to 2-0, allowing one run on one hit and two walks in 2.2 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Monday. Verlander did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.12 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Verlander earned the win in his first career relief appearance after 402 career starts, including 17 in the playoffs. Verlander has won all seven of his appearances with the Astros, posting a 1.48 ERA and 0.77 WHIP.
Justin Verlander improved to 1-0, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-2 on Thursday. Verlander struck out three, ending the game with a 3.00 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the postseason.
Verlander pitched six effective innings and improved to 6-0 since Houston got him in late trade with Detroit. He was starting his 17th postseason game.