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Old 12-13-2018, 05:24 PM
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Default Justin Verlander helps Astros win first

With the way the Astros' pitching rotation was stacking up at the end of August they were not going to beat the Indians. Cleveland has a rotation matched by none and Dallas Keuchel and an injured Lance McCullers Jr. were not enough to beat Corey Kluber, Carlos Salazar and Trevor Bauer.Then the Astros acquired Justin Verlander from the Tigers and everything changed. Houston Rollie Fingers Jersey has gone 11-5 after picking up the Cy Young winner in a trade after finishing August with a 10-17 record.The former Tigers' ace came over to the Astros Aug. 31 for three prospects. Hehas thrown 21 innings, allowinga mere two runs, 10 hits and three walks while striking out 26. Verlander is 3-0 and the Astros are again contenders for the American League pennant and po sibly even the World Series.He also got the start Sunday Rickey Henderson Practice Yellow Jersey and went seven innings, allowed just three hits, one run and struck out 10 as the Astros clinched the American League West with a 7-1 victory over the Mariners. It's the team's first division title sincewinning the National League Central in 2001."This is what you dream of as a kid," Verlander toldAT&T Sports after the game. "Obviously you dream of the World Series titles and Athletics Custom Athletic Green Jersey that's one of the reasons I Blake Treinen 2018 MLB All-Star Game Jersey came here, but I can't ask for anything more than this."Verlander wasn'tsure if he wanted to come to the Astrosas he was wary to go to a ballpark that he had heard so often was a hitter's paradise, but a little convincing brought him to Houston and his presence has rejuvenated the roster."He's a true top-of-the-rotation starter that wants the ball and competes every pitch," Astros catcher Brian McCannsaid to MLB.com after Verlander's first start. "You watch him pregame, you watch him go about Billy Butler Jersey his day on a start. Really impre sive."The Astros are now 91-58 and 1 1/2 games back of the Indians for the top playoff spot in the AL. They won a division title and now they want the No. 1 seed. They have 13 games to catch the Indians.
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