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Astros' Verlander dominated the Tigers, but the feel at Comerica Park is different from when he used to pitch for the home team [1
9659006] It's time to move on. And, in a way, many of you.

Judging by the number of people in the stands Wednesday night at Comerica Park. Judging by the warm, yet subdued, reaction to the return of the best pitcher this town has seen in the past 20 years.

Last fall, when Justin Verlander pitched for the first time in Detroit as a Houston Astro, the former Cy Young winner was greeted as a kind of conquering hero.

And while Verlander heard some cheersWednesday night, the whole affair field – and sounded – like a regular May game between a visiting team eyeing a World Series and a home team eyeing the future.

The distant future. . 19659012] Justin Verlander pitches against the Tigers during the first inning Wednesday at Comerica Park. (Photo: Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press)