Tigers’ Justin Verlander wins American League Most Valuable Player Award

DETROIT — Justin Verlander’s case for winning the American League MVP is closed. His trophy case, on the other hand, had better be open, because he’s going to need room.

With a no-hitter, an AL pitching Triple Crown and a Tigers division title on his resume, Verlander on Monday became the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century — and the first Tiger since 1984 — to win the AL Most Valuable Player Award, beating out former teammate Curtis Granderson and others for the league’s highest individual honor.

Verlander received 13 of 28 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, two in each AL city. Just as important, Verlander received three votes for second place and three votes for third, boosting his points total to 280.

via Tigers’ Justin Verlander wins American League Most Valuable Player Award | MLB.com: News.

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