Martinez slugged his 24th home run (a grand slam off Kirby Yates in the seventh inning) of the year, while also adding a double and a walk in going 2-for-3 at the plate with five RBI in Wednesday's game against the Rays.
Porcello pitched an absolute gem against the Rays Wednesday, tossing a complete-game shutout while giving up just three hits (no walks) and striking out four batters in picking up his 14th win (14-8) of the year.
Verlander (shoulder) played catch for approximately 10 minutes from 60 feet Tuesday, George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports. Speaking of the session, Verlander said, "Definitely felt a whole lot better. There wasn't that can't-get-loose feeling. Arm felt loose and felt good."