The Houston Astros denied a reporter access to Justin Verlander following the team’s 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
At the pitcher’s request, Detroit Free Press writer Anthony Fenech was not allowed to attend Verlander’s postgame media availability, Astros vice president of communications Gene Dias told the newspaper. Verlander refused to speak to any reporters with Fenech in attendance.
Fenech was allowed to enter the Astros’ clubhouse when Verlander was done speaking, about six minutes after the general clubhouse opening.
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