Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Verlander wins 11th straight, Tigers win 11th straight

Justin Verlander won his 23rd game of the season and his 11th straight over seven shut-out innings as Detroit blanked Chicago, 5-0. Detroit has won 11 games in a row as they stretch their division lead to 12 games. Verlander is solidifying his bid for the AL Cy Young and possibly a shot at the AL MVP.

Tim Wakefield notches his 200th career win

Tim Wakefield earned his 200th career win against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday night. After being stuck with only 199 wins for eight consecutive starts, the veteran knuckle-baller finally broke through, pitching six innings as Boston routed Toronto 18-6. Boston gains some breathing room in the AL Wild Card race after Tampa Bay lost to Baltimore 4-2.