In conjunction with that same San Fran win, the Tigers got back into a tie for first place in the AL Central with the Indians.
Verlander tied C.C. Sabathia as the first pitchers to win 10 games this season in the AL. They were joined by Jair Jurrjens of Atlanta, who won his 10th for the NL Atlanta Braves.
As usual, Verlander was in complete control from the mound, allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out a season-high 14 batters, improving to 10-3 on the year.
Approaching the all star break, Verlander's stats are worthy of a start in the midseason classic, with an ERA of 2.38, 124 Ks (leads the majors) and an 0.84 WHIP.
Equalling Duda's performance for NL POTD was Cincinnati's Joey Votto, who displayed some of the spark that made him the NL MVP last season.
In the Reds' 10-5 romp in Baltimore Votto was 3-for-5, blasting his 10th and 11th home runs of the season - a three run homer in the 3rd inning and a 5th inning, two-run job. Votto also singled and scored another run on Scott Rolen's homer in the 7th.
The Reds remained tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates for third place in the NL Central, three games behind Milwaukee. The second place Cardinals are two games back of the Brewers.
INTERLEAGUE TALLY: After the two leagues ended up tied at 70 on Friday, the American League narrowly took back the lead in interleague play, winning 8 and losing 6, to put them ahead 78-76.