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Verlander victorious again: Former ODU star extends personal win streak to nine games

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Posted at 12:02 AM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 00:02:34-04

Justin Verlander delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Justin Verlander has not lost a regular season game since August of 2017.

Monday in Minneapolis, with temperatures far from August-like, the former Old Dominion star earned his second victory of the 2018 season as the Houston Astros blank the Twins, 2-0. For the game, Verlander scattered four hits, surrenders one walk and strikes out nine Minnesota batters in seven shutout innings.

He improves to 2-and-0 on the season and extends his personal regular season winning streak, a run that dates back to his final starts as a member of the Detroit Tigers (August 20, 2017) to nine games.

Since being acquired last August, in 14 games (13 starts) with Houston (including the postseason) – Verlander has gone 11-and-1. The Astros are 12-and-1 in those games.