We interrupt our regularly-scheduled politicking to bring you this very special bulletin:
Justin Verlander pitched the first no-hitter in Comerica Park history,
mixing 100 mph heat with crazy curveballs to lead the Detroit Tigers over the
Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 Tuesday night.
Verlander struck out a career-high 12 and got a huge assist from shortstop Neifi Perez, who turned a possible single up the middle in the eighth into an inning-ending double play.
The 2006 AL Rookie of the Year benefited from several other stellar defensive plays and worked around four walks in the Tigers' first no-hitter since Jack Morris in 1984.
Verlander trotted to the mound for the ninth to a standing ovation. He struck out Craig Counsell and Tony Graffanino before getting J.J. Hardy to fly out to the warning track in right field.