On Saturday afternoon, vintage Justin Verlander returned and gave fantasy owners the opportunity breathe a little easier until the next start. Verlander rebounded with one of his strongest efforts of the season against the Indians on Saturday, permitting only two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk with eight strikeouts over seven innings. A solo home run by Carlos Santana in the fourth inning was Verlander's lone mistake on the night. Otherwise, the veteran right-hander looked sharp with eight strikeouts and tied a season low with one walk. Verlander will look to build off this performance with a road start at Houston on Friday. He left the game in line for the win but ultimately came away with a no decision. Nobody knows, but expect Verlander to be more like himself as the season continues to move into the second half of the season.
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