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Tigers Vs. Cubs: Justin Verlander Gets First Win Since May 18

Dealing with his longest winless streak since 2009, Justin Verlander got exactly what he needed: a start against the Chicago Cubs. The reigning Cy Young award winner allowed two runs over eight innings in a 5-3 victory to record his sixth win of the season.

For aw hile, it seemed as though Verlander was destined for another no-decision, as the game remained 2-2 until the seventh inning. But Austin Jackson gave Detroit the lead an RBI single to left. Jackson added a two-run home run in the ninth inning to complete the scoring for the Tigers.

For Detroit, it is the first time since April the team has won back-to-back series. The Tigers will try to make it three in a row when they host the Colorado Rockies this weekend.

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