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Justin Verlander not much of hitter, but his brother's not bad

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: March 12, 2013
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March 12, 2013

Justin Verlander not much of hitter, but his brother's not bad

LAKELAND, Fla. - Even though he likes to pretend otherwise during in-season batting practice ahead of road interleague games, Justin Verlander is no hitter.

He's batted 33 times during the regular season, and still doesn't have a hit.

So maybe it's time for some tips from the — gasp — younger brother.

Ben Verlander tied an Old Dominion university record Saturday when he hit three home runs in one game. For good measure, he added a single, and finished with seven RBIs, which was one short of a school record.

"I'm so excited for him!" big bro, Justin, said Monday. "I called him the other night. He was kind of short, that's just kind of the way he is."

Verlander's dad, Richard, was keeping Justin up to speed on Ben's game against Northeastern.

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