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Verlander pitches gem as Tigers blank Astros

Verlander pitches gem as Tigers blank Astros

Justin Verlander pitched eight innings of three-hit ball to lead the Detroit Tigers over the Houston Astros 5-0 Wednesday afternoon.

Detroit won the home contest as -180 favorites, while the five runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under (9).

Brandon Inge went 2-4 in the win, collecting one RBI as the Tigers sweep the three-game set from Houston.

Jaosn Lane gathered one hit three trips to the plate as the Astros fall to 38-41 overall.

Verlander gave up just three hits over eight innings to improve to 10-4 this season. Andy Pettitte took the loss, allowing five runs off 10 hits in just over six innings of work.