On Sunday, Verlander was almost flawless (1 walk) as he tossed a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays.
But then Abraham Toro hit a two-run homer and Verlander closed it down with a ideal ninth, giving the Astros a 2-0 win.
Verlander was not just not marking any old win.
This time, he did it as a member of the Houston Astros, striking out 14 batters in a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. It's a group that includes Cy Young, the namesake for the award that goes to the best pitcher each year in the American and National Leagues. "I'm so happy to be able to celebrate this with my teammates".
Propelled by Verlander's blazing fastball, the Astros topped the Blue Jays 2-0.
With that, Verlander is the first pitcher ever to no-hit the same team twice on the road.
This was the third no-hitter of Verlander's career as he tossed two earlier in his career with the Tiger.
Verlander, 36, becomes the sixth pitcher in Major League Baseball history to record at least three no-hitters.