Justin Verlander allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk with eight strikeouts over eight innings of the no-decision Saturday.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Justin Verlander had put in more work than normal since his last start, which paid off for at least one outing for the former CY Young and MVP who had allowed seven runs in each of his two previous starts. JV will look to build off of Saturday's dominating performance, (that helped proved he is not hurt), when he takes the mound again on Friday in Houston.ANALYST: Michael Pichan