Three more times before today, he took a no-hitter through at least five innings, and Sunday afternoon in Detroit, he has another no-hitter intact through seven innings against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who had a no-hitter of their own thrown by Ervin Santana just last Thursday in Cleveland against the Indians.
Through six innings, the only baserunners allowed by Verlander have been a pair of walks to Bobby Abreu, one in the fourth inning and another in the seventh. Verlander has gone to a three-ball count only five times.
Torii Hunter struck out swinging to lead off the seventh inning against Verlander; it was his seventh strikeout.
After Abreu walked, Vernon Wells hit a fly ball to Andy Dirks in deep right field. Dirks came into the game in the seventh replacing Magglio Ordonez for defense; Ordonez hit a two-run homer in the third inning for the only runs so far in the game.