Justin Verlander wins American League MVP

Associated Press
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2011, file photo, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander reacts after the final out in the sixth inning in Game 5 of baseball's American League championship series against the Texas Rangers in Detroit. Verlander won the American League MVP  Award in voting announced Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

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Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander has become the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win a Most Valuable Player award.

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