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Verlander might have upper hand on Sabathia if not for one factor: Baseball is crazy

Updated: September 30, 2011, 5:21 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Detroit's Cy Young Award-winner-to-be, Justin Verlander, has been the best pitcher in baseball this year. But after the glass-breaking, plate-crashing, cork-popping, heart-pounding end to baseball's pennant races Wednesday night, there was a very good reason Tigers manager Jim Leyland could be found less than 18 hours later, rumbling in his three-packs-a-day smoker's voice that he doesn't know what to make of who's hot and who's not anymore.

Verlander is supposed to have ...

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