Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has retired 21 straight batters against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Tigers are currently leading Toronto by a score of 7-0, and Verlander has been perfect on the mound for Detroit.
Heading into the eighth inning, Verlander has given up zero hits and has not walked a single batter. He has struck out three batters and has thrown a total of 82 pitches. His last inning required 14 pitches, and he hit more than 100 miles per hour on the radar gun multiple times, including the last at bat, which went to a full count.
Verlander threw a no-hitter on June 12, 2007, against the Milwaukee Brewers. That is the last Tigers no-hitter. Of course, Armando Galarraga should have had a perfect game nearly a year ago against the Cleveland Indians, but a bad call at first base on the would-be last out derailed that bid.
If Verlander is able to get through the last six batters without allowing any of them to reach base, this would be the first ever perfect game thrown by a Tigers pitcher.