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Verlander ('04) Wins Major League Leading 14th Game

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: August 02, 2006
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Aug. 2, 2006

ST. PETERSBURG, FL-- ODU's all-time strikeout leader and All-CAA pitcher Justin Verlander ('04) won his major league leading 14th game Tuesday night with a 10-4 victory at Tampa Bay for the AL Cenral leading Detroit Tigers.

Verlander gave up three runs, eight hits, two walks and four strikeouts in five innings of work.

He is 7-0 with a 2.04 ERA in his last nine games. Overall, Verlander is 14-4 with a 2.79 earned run average. His last loss was a 4-3 decision against the Chicago White Sox on June 7.

"It was one of those days where the stuff wasn't there and I had to battle out there to keep our guys in it," said Verlander who is the all time strikeout leader in ODU, CAA and Virginia Division I history with 427 in 335 innings."Our offense put up a pretty bold number today, and that was great."

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Jeff Eure(3b) Huntsville AA Brewers  .257 BA 10HR  42 RBI  82 GP

Patrick Nichols (C)Vermont A Nationals .205 BA 1HR 4 RBI 15 GP

Jesse Schoendienst(2b) Johnson City R Cardinals .000 BA 9 GP

Tony Gsell(ss) Somerset Independent .167 BA 3HR 15 RBI 33 GP

James Burok(P) Asheville A Rockies 4-5 4.50 ERA

Donnie Smith(P) Quad Cities A Cardinals 1-0 0.00 ERA

Dana Arrowood(p) Gulf Coast League R Tigers 0-1 10.38 ERA

Jason Godin(p) Idaho Falls, R Royals 0-0 2.70 ERA

Kevin Gunter(P) Billings R Reds 0-1 3.71 ERA

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