Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander  sits in the dugout before Game 1 of the American League championship series against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya )

Photo by: Paul Sancya

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander sits in the dugout before Game 1 of the American League championship series against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya )