For the first time in his career, Justin Verlander gave up four extra-base hits in one inning. They came in a hail in the first inning: a thunderclap of a leadoff homer by rookie Mike Trout, and then a trio of doubles. All those blows gave the Angels a four-run lead after one inning Saturday night. The night continued to fall apart from there, and the Tigers lost, 6-1, to fall two games behind the first-place White Sox. In Verlander's 227 previous big-league starts, the most extra-base hits he'd given up in an inning was three, according to research done through Baseball-Reference.com.
Los Angeles 6, Detroit 1: Justin Verlander's first inning vs. Angels is extra bad
Detroit Free Press | Sep 9