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    PHOENIX -- A last-minute change in his arm action had Justin Verlander feeling like old times. Jerry Noonan Jersey Online . All because of some pictures of himself that he looked at "literally 10 minutes" before he warmed up. Verlander pitched into the seventh inning, Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered and the Detroit Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday night. Verlander said he "came across a couple of pictures," one from earlier in his career and one from this season. He was looking to see if he had changed his grip at all. Instead, he noticed a difference in his arm action and made an immediate adjustment when he warmed up in the bullpen. "I went out and tried to throw the way that I used to throw," he said. The results, Verlander said, were immediate and carried over into the game, when he held Arizona hitless through the first three innings. The right-hander improved to 24-2 in interleague games by winning his 13th consecutive decision against National League teams. "It felt like I was able to throw the way I want," he said. "Really, the first time all year that Ive been able to locate my fastball as well as I would like to." Miguel Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning with a booming single just below the home run line on the Chase Field porch in left-centre. Hunter had a two-run homer in the second, his fifth in the last 15 games. Jackson added a solo shot. Both were off starter Vidal Nuno (0-2). "That is a tough lineup there," Nuno said. "If you leave balls up they can do some damage." Verlander (9-8) allowed three runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings to win for the third time in his last four starts. He struck out five to pass Hal Newhouser into third place on the Tigers all-time list (1,772). Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless ninth for his 20th save in 25 opportunities. There seemed to be as many Tigers fans as there were for the Diamondbacks. "It felt like I was pitching in Detroit," Nathan joked, "except there werent as many boos." Gerardo Parra homered for Arizona. Nuno, in his third start since coming to Arizona in the trade that sent Brandon McCarthy to the New York Yankees, went 4 2-3 innings, allowing three runs and seven hits. After Parras solo homer tied it in the sixth, the Tigers bounced back in the seventh. Jackson led off with a double. With one out, Cabrera lofted one to deep left centre, off the fence on the overhang. Jackson scored but Cabrera was out on a close play trying to stretch the hit into a double. Crew chief Fieldin Culbreth called for a video review of Cabreras hit to make sure it wasnt a home run. The two homers put Detroit up 3-0. Arizona, coming off a three-game home sweep of the Chicago Cubs, scored two runs in the fourth. The Diamondbacks blew a chance to tie it in the seventh. Ender Inciarte singled with one out and was picked off by catcher Bryan Holaday. The next two batters reached on a walk and a single. "I messed up," Inciarte said. "I thought it was a 3-2 count. I was going to go and when I came back I thought I had a chance to get back to the bag but my foot got stuck in the ground. Either way I messed up. I should be aware of the situation." Holaday said he had noticed that Inciarte was "pretty far off" first. "Hes a pretty fast guy," Holaday said, "but I noticed he didnt get back immediately. I made the throw after I saw that." Arizona manager Kirk Gibson challenged the pickoff call on Inciarte but lost. NOTES: The Tigers career strikeout leaders are Mickey Lolich (2,679) and Jack Morris (1,980). ... In Tuesday nights second game of the series, the Tigers will send Rick Porcello (12-5, 3.39 ERA) to the mound against Arizonas Chase Anderson (6-4, 4.64). ... Arizonas Paul Goldschmidt doubled to boost his major league-leading total to 38. Cabrera leads the AL with 36. ... Arizona had won a season-high four consecutive home games. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping . The Brazilian-born strikers brace drew him level with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo as the leagues leading scorers with 17 goals apiece through 16 rounds. "The important thing is to help the team win, not the goals," Diego Costa said. After a first half dominated by defence, Atletico pressed Valencia into its area and Diego Costa did the rest. Michael Green Jersey Online .com) - Minnesota Vikings fans would surely concede Teddy Bridgewater is not Peyton Manning.NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jurrell Casey wanted to apologize to his teammates for not controlling himself, and the Titans defensive tackle wasnt sharing what was said between him and Jets quarterback Geno Smith.Titans linebacker Wesley Woodard blamed himself for a personal foul keeping alive the Jets drive for the go-ahead touchdown. And tight end Delanie Walker thought he was going to score on the final play following three laterals.Instead, the Titans lost 16-11 to the Jets on Sunday in the first NFL game decided by that score, though Tennessee followed a familiar script this season with more critical penalties and a blown lead in yet another loss where only its draft status safe at the end.When Delanie has the ball in his hands, I always get excited, Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said. I wish he would have pitched it back inside to one of those guys.The Titans (2-12) lost their eighth straight and 11th in 12 games in the worst skid since 1994 when these were the Houston Oilers. Titans president Tommy Smith refused to talk to a reporter in the locker room after the game.The game was marked by a brawl sparked by Casey hitting Smith in the face in the third quarter during a replay review. Casey wasnt ejected, but he needed receiver Nate Washington to pull down both sleeves and his jersey after throwing a couple other punches at Jets right tackle Breno Giacomini.I just have to control my emotions in that situation, Casey said. You know words dont hurt you. He didnt put his hands on me, and I shouldnt have put my hands on him.Whisenhunt said he thought a couple of Jets (3-11) came off the bench in the melee. Jets coach Rex Ryan thought his quarterback took a punch in the face.But apparently, he didnt get hit, Ryan said.Casey stayed in the game after receiving only a personal foul, which eased the Jets losing an 81-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Eric Decker. Smith finished off the drive with a 9-yard TD pass to John Conner giving the Jets their first lead of the game.The Titans already had lost quarterback Jake Locker to a dislocated left shoulder. Locker, starting with Zach Meettenberger already out with his own sprained shoulder, left the game late in the first half after being hit by Jets end Quinton Coples who also helped knock Locker out of the game the last time these teams met in September 2013. Mike McDonald Jersey Online. .He returned to the sideline, but Whisenhunt said Locker would have been able to only hand off it needed.Tennessee has a short turnaround — the Titans visit Jacksonville on Thursday night — and Locker said he has no idea if he will be available.Its a little painful, Locker said of his shoulder. I get a chance to go in tomorrow and get a better idea about where its at.Woodyards penalty came after the Jets had thrown incomplete on third-and-15. A 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct kept alive the Jets drive, and Chris Ivory capped it with a 1-yard TD run with 3:09 left. The 2-point conversion failed, but the 16-11 lead was enough.The Titans got to the Jets 22 with 2 minutes left before turning it over on downs with a sack by Quinton Coples and three incompletions.They got it back with 21 seconds and were near midfield for the final play. Whitehurst, playing with Jake Locker out with an injured left shoulder, threw to Dexter McCluster, who lateraled to Nate Washington. The receiver threw back to Whitehurst, who lateraled to Walker — who was tackled by Dawan Landry to seal the Jets win.A lot of times when you run that play, you dont even get within striking distance, Whitehurst said. We had a chance with a lateral play to make something happen, and we got pretty close.Ryan Succop kicked three field goals for Tennessee, the last a 51-yarder with 2:02 left in the third quarter for an 11-10 lead.NOTES: Chris Johnson, the Titans third all-time leading rusher, finished with 55 yards on 10 carries. ... Walker finished with 93 yards and set the Titans yards receiving record in a season for a tight end with 793 yards, passing Frank Wycheck, who had 768 in 1998. ... Whisenhunt now is 0-3 vs. the Jets.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Teresa M. Walker at www.twitter.com/teresamwalker ' ' '