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Verlander, Tigers blank Indians

Justin Verlander tossed a complete-game shutout Friday, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in the opener of a three-game series at Jacobs Field.

Detroit won the game as +120 underdogs, while the team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (8.5).

Clete Thomas had two hits and drove in the only run for the Tigers. Verlander allowed just two hits and whiffed 11 batters for the win.

Cliff Lee tossed eight innings in a losing effort, giving up just seven hits and one run.