|2013 Regular Season|
Verlander is 5-4 with a 3.66 ERA with 66 strikeouts on the year.
It was the first time since Aug. 17, 2010, that Verlander issued five walks in a game.
Verlander (4-2) struck out nine and left after the seventh. The former AL MVP and Cy Young winner has a 1.55 ERA this season. Verlander came close to joining rare company. Only five pitchers in major league history have thrown three or more no-hitters: Nolan Ryan leads with seven, Sandy Koufax threw four and Bob Feller, Cy Young and 1880s pitcher Larry Corcoran each had three.
Verlander (3-2, 1.83 ERA) left his previous start due to a blister on his pitching thumb but looked more than OK on Tuesday.
Verlander left Thursday's game against Kansas City after seven innings with the blister.
Verlander (2-2), who threw 126 pitches in seven innings, struck out 12 - two short of his career high - and gave up nine hits, two runs and walked one.
Verlander struck out six and gave up three hits to improve to 2-1 with a 1.96 ERA on the season.
Verlander gave up seven hits and struck out only four. He fell to 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA on the season.
The new deal keeps those salaries and adds $140 million in guaranteed money: $28 million each season from 2015-19. It includes a $22 million option for 2020 that would become guaranteed if he finishes among the top five in 2019 Cy Young voting. The deal could be worth $202 million over eight seasons. Verlander's agreement topped the record for pitchers set when Hernandez and Seattle agreed in February to a $175 million, seven-year contract.
He'll start Monday at Minnesota.
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