- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander has won the AL Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote.

Verlander got all 28 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in results announced Tuesday.

Verlander won the pitching Triple Crown in the American League by going 24-5 with a 2.40 ERA and 250 strikeouts.

The 28-year-old righty also pitched a no-hitter, won 12 straight starts and helped the Tigers win their first division title since 1987.

The only question now is whether Verlander will win the AL MVP award next Monday. No starting pitcher has won the MVP since Roger Clemens in 1986.

Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels was second in the Cy Young voting and James Shields of Tampa Bay was third.

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