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Jose Iglesias

Verlander helps Tigers end skid in 6-5 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. It wasn't no-hit Justin Verlander. But it was more of what the Tigers have seen from their right-handed ace over the past month. Pitching in one of his favorite visiting ballparks, Verlander once again had the hot hand on Tuesday night, picking up where he left off in last week's no-hit bid against the Angels to stop his team's losing streak at four games in a 6-5 win over the Royals. "He's throwing every bit as good as he was in his early years," Royals manager Ned Yost said before the game. And although there were a couple of blemishes, Verlander's stuff was every bit as good in this game as it has been for the better part of two...