Tigers Pound Pirates 10-0

Justin Verlander flirted with his third career no-hitter as the Tigers blanked the Pirates 10-0 in Detroit.  Verlander fired eight innings of one-hit, shutout ball to secure the win.

Josh Bell broke up the no-no with a double in the sixth.  Ian Kinsler homered for Detroit and added a bases-clearing double.

Nicholas Castellanos chipped in with a bases-clearing triple and five RBI as the Tigers ended a four-game skid.  Ivan Nova took the loss for Pittsburgh.

Bell finished with two of the Pirates' three hits in defeat.  Pittsburgh's three-game winning streak came to an end.

The four-game, home-and-home series wraps up this afternoon.  Drew VerHagen gets the start for Detroit, while Pittsburgh counters with Gerrit Cole.