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(AP) -- It was not that long ago that Justin Verlander was considered the best pitcher in the game, but his star has diminished over the past couple of seasons with injuries limiting him in this one.

In his return from an ailing back, Verlander will get a close look at the potential heir to that crown when the Detroit Tigers face Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

The AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner in 2011, Verlander is 28-25 with a 4.05 ERA in 68 starts since the beginning of 2013. The right-hander went on the disabled list for the first time in his career April 8 because of a strained right triceps and in his second start gave up six runs and 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings of a 7-2 loss to the New York Yankees on June 19.

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Leaders
AVG: A. McCutchen.294
HR: S. Marte12
RBI: S. Marte46
SB: G. Polanco17
W: G. Cole11
ERA: A. Burnett2.01
Saves: M. Melancon24
K: F. Liriano108
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
St. Louis 5124.680-
Pittsburgh 4233.5609
Chi Cubs 3935.52711.5
Cincinnati 3540.46716
Milwaukee 3048.38522.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .254 (16)
Runs: 298 (22)
Hits: 658 (16)
Home Runs: 56 (27)
Stolen Bases: 56 (5)
OBP: .313 (19)
SLG: .376 (25)
Total Bases: 973 (24)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.91 (2)
Runs Allowed: 252 (2)
Saves: 25 (8)
Strikeouts: 610 (9)
OpBA: .244 (10)
OBP: .304 (10)
SLG: .344 (1)
Run Support: 3.90 (23)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/28 G. Hernandez Purchased From Minors
6/28 S. Lombardozzi Called Up from Minors
6/28 J. Tabata Designated for Assignment
6/28 C. Volstad Designated for Assignment
6/26 D. Guerra Purchased From Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/26 R. Scahill Right forearm tightness (on 15-day DL)
6/22 C. Hart Left shoulder impingement (on 15-day DL)
5/9 S. Marte Left game - dizziness (day-to-day)
5/4 A. Lambo Plantar fasciitis, left foot (on 60-day DL)
4/5 C. Morton off 15-day DL
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