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Verlander Flirts With Second No-Hitter Of 2011

Jun 15, 2011 7:16 AM EST

Tigers starter Justin Verlander tossed a two-hit shutout as the team defeated the Indians 4-0 on Tuesday night.

Verlander took a no-hitter into the eighth inning.

His fastball was approaching 100 mph and his knee-buckling breaking pitches were about 20 mph slower.

"It's kind of tough on hitters when I can change speeds, elevation and do what I want to do," Verlander said.

He had a season-high 12 strikeouts. He walked one, hit a batter with a pitch and has won six straight decisions.

Verlander no-hit the Blue Jays last month in Toronto.

Via Associated Press