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Tigers Vs. Orioles: Justin Verlander Off To Strong Start

There seem to be no ill effects of a rough All-Star start for Justin Verlander. He has shut out the Baltimore Orioles over the first five innings in his first start since the break. The Detroit Tigers lead 2-0 after five.

Verlander has allowed just two hits and two walks, while striking out four batters over the first five innings.

The hot-hitting Austin Jackson got things going quickly with a leadoff home run against Miguel Gonzalez to start the game. Jhonny Peralta added an RBI single in the second inning to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead.

After an extra innings loss on Saturday, the Tigers will be looking to hang on and take the three-game series from Baltimore.

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