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Tigers Vs. Angels Game Preview: Verlander Aims To End Skid

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander (13-7, 2.73 ERA) will look to put an end to his team's recent skid when he takes the mound Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels at 9:05 p.m. ET in Anaheim.

The Angels took the first of the three-game series Friday, 3-2, on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth from pinch-hitter Alberto Callaspo, handing the Tigers their third loss in four games. But the Tigers remain one-game back in the AL Central thanks to a Chicago White Sox loss Friday against the Kansas City Royals.

Verlander broke a four-game winless streak in his last start against the White Sox, allowing only one run and four hits in eight innings. He took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in his last start against the Angels in July 2011.

Left-hander C. J. Wilson (11-9, 3.85 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Angels. Wilson has won his last two decisions, giving up a combined five runs over 11 innings, after going winless in his previous 11 starts.

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