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.