Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said the mechanical adjustments Justin Verlander made last week didn't play a major factor in his solid start Saturday night.

It's hard to imagine that the mechanical adjustments didn't play some sort of role here as this was easily Verlander's best start of the season. It didn't just magically happen, so there is definitely something to the change that is not being acknowledged here. We'll see what happens with his next start which comes against Houston on the road.ANALYST: Howard Bender