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Notes: Verlander's strike zone, McCarthy still an option?
Justin Verlander is the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young award-winner so he tends to get a large strike zone. Bob Melvin said he hopes his pitchers receive the same treatment from Game 5 home plate umpire Wally Bell.
Tigers ride Verlander to shutout win, avoid ALDS collapse
When Justin Verlander held the As to just one run in seven innings in Game 1 of their ALDS series, it was easily the best postseason start of the Cy Young Award winners career...until Game 5 Thursday.
LIVE: Tigers vs. A's -- Game 5
After forcing a decisive game with a walk-off win Wednesday night, the A's turn to rookie Jarrod Parker against the Tigers and their ace Justin Verlander . Follow along with In-Game Live!
MVPs announced: Braun or Posey? Cabrera or Trout?
winning this honor," he said.Cabrera became the second straight Detroit player voted MVP, following pitcher Justin Verlander in 2011, and was the first Venezuelan to earn the honor. Countryman Pablo Sandoval took home World Series MVP honors
And the Cy Young winners are...
on television that Price edged Justin Verlander for the American League prize ..... throwing lefty barely beat out Verlander in balloting by the Baseball Writers ..... finished with 153 points to 149 for Verlander , chosen first on 13 ballots
Four-time All-Star signs with Tigers
this year's series.After back-to-back AL Central titles, Detroit is aggressively trying to win now. Ace Justin Verlander and sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are all in their prime, and the Tigers traded top pitching prospect