Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Video: Justin Verlander rubs bald head of trainer for good luck


 

The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees, 2-1, Tuesday night to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the American League Championship Series. And part of the reason why may be due to the luck mustered up by Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.

Seen here is the Cy Young pitcher rubbing the bald head of Assistant Athletic Trainer Doug Teter for good luck during the ninth inning. It worked too as the next batter, Raul Ibanez, struck out swinging to end the affair.

Aside from Verlander's superstitious exercise in the dugout, the right-hander also played a huge role in the actual game itself. Verlander earned the win after tossing 8.1 innings of 3-hit, 1-run ball to help his club inch one step closer to the World Series.

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