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Verlander is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his sore shoulder Tuesday, Chris Lott of MLive.com reports.

Verlander lasted just one inning in his start Monday, and was pulled after allowing five earned runs and throwing just 40 total pitches. The news is a bit concerning, as it's the first injury-related MRI he'll undergo in his career. The heavy innings totals over the years may finally be starting to take their toll on the right-hander. More information should be released once the Tigers receive the results.

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Verlander left Monday's game with right shoulder soreness and will be further evaluated Tuesday.

He lasted just one inning, giving up five runs (four earned) on four hits and two walks, before getting pulled after throwing 40 pitches. It wouldn't be surprising to hear that Verlander has a shoulder injury, given the mileage on his arm (200-plus innings every year since 2007). The blow would be lessened for fantasy owners this season, as it's been the worst of his career. He now has a 4.76 ERA, which is among the 10 worst in baseball among qualified starters. We should know more about the severity of the injury Tuesday.

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Verlander (10-10) allowed two earned runs on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

Verlander recorded his fourth straight quality start, but emerges from that stretch with just a 2-2 record. He allowed two solo home runs in this one off the bats of Chase Headley and Brian McCann, and that proved to be the difference, as his Tigers were only able to muster one run of support. Despite the tough-luck loss, Verlander should be confident in his recent performance entering his next start Monday against the Pirates. He'll then face the Mariners in the second game of his two-start week.

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Justin Verlander took a loss after giving up three runs in seven innings Friday against the Angels.

Verlander still hasn't turned in any dominant efforts of late, but this makes five quality starts in his last seven outings. He came through against a pretty good offense in this one.

Justin Verlander SP DET 1 Month

Justin Verlander beat the Diamondbacks by allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings Monday in a 4-3 victory.

Verlander struck out five and gave up six hits and three walks. The quality start and victory are nice to see, but we're still waiting for a dominant performance by the formerly elite ace. Verlander hasn't allowed less than two runs in an outing all season (though he did escape one five-inning outing with no earned runs on his ledger). The right-hander was 11-17 with a 4.84 ERA in 2008, and he's headed towards similar numbers if he can't turn things around soon. Verlander will bring a 9-8 record and 4.84 ERA into a scheduled outing against the Angels on Saturday.

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Justin Verlander allowed four runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Royals on Sunday.

Verlander struck out just three on the afternoon, walking one, in his first loss since June 16. Even with an 8-8 record, it's been a first half to forget for the former American League MVP. Verlander owns a 4.88 ERA and 1.46 WHIP through 20 starts, and the second half doesn't hold much more promise for the 31-year-old.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 Months

Justin Verlander allowed five runs over six innings, but went home with a win as the Tigers demolished the Dodgers by a 14-5 margin on Tuesday.

Verlander surrendered five runs in the first inning in what seemed like a guaranteed loss, but the Tigers pounded out five runs in the second inning to tie the game, and went on to score nine more over the final six innings. Verlander yielded five hits and two walks while striking out four in the effort. He'll carry an ugly 4.84 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 93/45 K/BB ratio to conclude the first half on Sunday against the Royals in Kansas City.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 Months

Justin Verlander limited the A's to two runs over six innings Wednesday in a 9-3 Tigers victory.

Verlander wasn't at his best -- yielding nine Oakland hits, including first-inning homers to Coco Crisp and Brandon Moss -- but he did a decent job pitching in and out of major threats as the Tigers pulled off a big three-game sweep. Verlander is 7-7 with a 4.71 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 116 2/3 innings this season. He'll get the Dodgers next.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 Months

Justin Verlander delivered a quality start in a no-decision against the Astros on Friday, allowing three runs on six hits over his six frames.

Verlander racked up eight strikeouts on the night while walking only one. Jose Altuve was a thorn in his side, scoring a pair of runs and driving home another with an RBI double against him. He'll bring a disappointing 4.72 ERA and 1.48 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Athletics.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 Months

Justin Verlander limited the Indians to one earned run over seven innings Saturday in a Tigers victory.

It was one of the best outings of the year for Verlander, who made mechanical adjustments after getting blown up for seven runs by the Royals on Monday. He struck out eight batters on Saturday, held the Tribe to four hits, and issued only one walk. Verlander will try to stay in a groove next week against the Astros.