JOSH DUBOW
AP Sports Writer

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October 25, 2012
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Verlander struggles after layoff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Justin Verlander pawed at the mound with his feet during warmups, looked flabbergasted when his pitching coach came out for a visit and appeared out of sorts from the start.

Once again, nothing went right for the Detroit Tigers ace in the World Series.

Verlander allowed two of Pablo Sandoval's record-tying three home runs, an RBI single to fellow pitcher Barry Zito and failed to make it past the fourth inning in an 8-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

"I know I was a little …

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