AL Cy Young Race

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Last night CC Sabathia finally got the Red Sox monkey off his back. With a dominant two Earned Runs and 10 Strikeout 6.0 inning performance, Sabathia (18-7, 2.99 ERA) has reasserted himself into the AL Cy Young Conversation. However, Sabathia will be fighting an uphill battle against the perennial Cy Young front runners Justin Verlander (20-5, 2.38 ERA) of Detroit and Jered Weaver (15-7, 2.28 ERA) of the Los Angeles Angels. Compare the three Aces’ numbers:

ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

With one month left in the season Justin Verlander appears to be pulling away from the pact.  Verlander is leading the Majors in wins (20), Strikeouts (218) and WHIP (0.90) and tied, with Sabathia, for the AL lead in pitching WAR with 6.2.  Can Sabathia or Weaver catch Verlander down the stretch?

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