VERLANDER WINS A.L. CY YOUNG AWARD

Astros ace Justin Verlander has been named this year's American League Cy Young Award winner, edging out teammate Gerrit Cole.

Verlander received 17 first-place votes compared to 13 for Cole in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.  Tampa Bay righty and former Astro Charlie Morton finished third.

Verlander went 21-6 with a 2.58 era and 300 strikeouts.

Jacob DeGrom of the Mets won his second NL Cy Young Award.

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