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Justin Verlander To Be Featured On E:60 Next Week

The Detroit sports scene continues to get national attention, as ESPN's E:60 feature series will profile Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. ET, according to a report by Tony Paul of The Detroit News.

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Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was spotlighted on the show in late August, and the show will now look at Verlander's passion for speed -- fast talking, fast cars and fastballs, for example -- at his Virginia home. The show includes a look at commercial shoots and continues onward to Opening Day for the Tigers, according to the article, which also includes a preview of Verlander's segment. The reporter narrating the preview is one of ESPN's top baseball insiders, Buster Olney.

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Verlander is 13-8 this season for Detroit with a 2.91 ERA, ninth-best in the major leagues. He pitches Friday night in Cleveland against the Indians, as the Tigers open a three-game weekend series, sitting one game behind the Chicago White Sox for the AL Central division lead.

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