American League MVP

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Verlander Wins AL MVP

Adds award to his Cy Young this year

(Newser) - Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander won the Most Valuable Player award today, adding it to his Cy Young Award last week. Verlander received 13 of 28 first-place votes and 280 points in voting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Verlander won the AL's pitching triple crown, going 24-5... More »

Boston's Pedroia Wins American League MVP

Second baseman, last season's top rookie, beats out Minnesota's Morneau, teammate Youkilis

(Newser) - Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player today, the Globe reports, beating out Minnesota’s Justin Morneau and Red Sox teammate Kevin Youkilis. Pedroia, 25, was the AL’s top rookie last season, and finished 2008 with a league-leading 213 hits,... More »

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