Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers held the Boston Red Sox to two hits and no runs over eight innings, striking out seven and walking just one. The bullpen blew the save and Verlander’s win but the Tigers held on to a 3-2 victory.
Line: 8 IP | 2 H | 0 ER | 1 BB | 7 K; ND | QS
My fantasy perspective: Verlander seems to have picked up right where he left off from his 2011 Cy Young and MVP season. Over the last two weeks, he’s being drafted with an ADP of 9.68 on Mock Draft Central and and his ranking reflect that: ESPN #17; Yahoo! #20; CBS #10. Fantasy owners who invested early in him are sure to see a fantastic return on investment.
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