Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander works in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics in ALDS game 5 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday. (Robin Buckson / The Detroit News)
Ah, yes, Wikipedia: The most relied on unreliable source of information was edited late Thursday night to suggest Tigers ace flame-thrower Justin Verlander owns the Oakland A’s.
By early Friday morning, the entry had been repaired, returning ownership back to Lew Wolff and John Fisher.
Justin Verlander is currently listed as the owner of the Oakland A's on Wikipedia. pic.twitter.com/bQBFZkVytG— jeannine seidl (@jeannineyeah) October 11, 2013
On the mound, however, Verlander has owned the A’s. He shut out Oakland for seven innings of Game 2 and further tormented them for eight blank innings in Game 5 to clinch the ALDS on Thursday night. Going back to his dominance last year, including another shutout in Game 5, Verlander hurled a postseason-record 29 straight scoreless innings against the A’s.