Justin Verlander named AL MVP
NEW YORK -- Detroit's Justin Verlander became the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century voted Most Valuable Player, adding it to the Cy Young Award he won last week.
Verlander earned the American League MVP honor Monday, receiving 13 of 28 first-place votes and 280 points in voting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
"Obviously pitchers are not just written off all of a sudden because they're pitchers," Verlander said.
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