Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander delivers a pitch in the first inning of Game 5 of an American League division baseball series against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Photo by: Marcio Jose Sanchez

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander delivers a pitch in the first inning of Game 5 of an American League division baseball series against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)