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Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander celebrates Detroit’s ALDS win with teammate Victor Martinez’s son, Victor Jr. (Ben Margot/AP)

This week Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander proved once again that he’s very good at throwing the baseball past the batter. Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in on Verlander’s late-season success. Bill and Charlie also discuss this weekend’s most mismatched NFL matchup, the NBA’s first game in the Philippines, and the ancient sport of cricket fighting.