Verlander Wins 17th

September 25, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 25, 2009

CLEVELAND, OH-- Justin Verlander (ODU'04) fanned 11 in seven innings to win his 17th game of the year in Detroit's 6-5 victory over Cleveland Thursday night.

He is currently 17-9 on the season and this is the third time in his career he has reached 17 wins. He won 18 in 2007.

The righthander fanned at least one batter in six of his seven innings and struck out the side in the fourth. He also won all four of his starts against Cleveland this season.

During the seven innings of work, Verlander walked two, fanned 11 and allowed only two runs.

Verlander leads the American League i strikeouts with 256, and has struckout atleast 10 in seven starts. His earned run average is 3.41.