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Verlander spots flaw in delivery

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Ace right-hander Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers on Monday told ESPN Radio that he believes he has identified a problem in his delivery that has made him a little less effective this season.

The 30-year-old Verlander has an 8-5 record with a 3.77 earned-run average and 114 strikeouts, but has not been as dominating as he was in the previous two seasons, both years in which he led the American League in strikeouts and posted an ERA under 3.00.

"It's been a battle for me personally this year, mechanics-wise, to be able to repeat my delivery like I have in the past, but everything's healthy and I think I found something in my last bullpen session before my last start," Verlander said.

Verlander said that by comparing video from starts this season to what he did in the last two years, he was able to spot a problem with the shoulder angle in his delivery.

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