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Verlander deserves AL Cy Young

Price, Hernandez haven't done enough to dethrone the reigning award winner

Originally Published: September 21, 2012
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Justin Verlander could have an impact on the 2012 postseason regardless of whether the Detroit Tigers participate. In contrast to commissioner Bud Selig, a proponent of linking World Series home-field advantage to the All-Star Game result, Verlander views the Midsummer Classic as more an exhibition than armageddon. That led to his decision to come out blazing in July, an approach that backfired when he got shelled in the first inning and the American League went on to lose 8-0.

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