Justin Verlander is struggling a bit as the Houston Astros last night teed off on the Detroit ace in their 7-to-2 win over the Tigers in Lakeland. Verlander allowed 3 homers and 4 runs while pitching into the sixth inning. In his last two Grapefruit League starts, the 2011 American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner has yielded nine runs.
Detroit’s spring training record slipped to 14-and-11. The Tigers are on the road this afternoon to face the Washington Nationals