Not this time.

Chances are often good that if it looks like Justin Verlander, and throws as hard as Justin Verlander, it must be Justin Verlander.

But that wasn't how it went for the Tigers ace who started for the American League in its 8-0 All-Star Game loss on Tuesday night in Kansas City.

Verlander's fastballs were fast, his curves curved, but the AL's reigning Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award winner was all over the map in a five-run first inning..

That's correct.

A five-run first inning.