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Detroit BBWAA chapter names Justin Verlander Tiger of the Year

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 14:49:49-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) -- The Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America honored Justin Verlander with its Tiger of the Year award on Thursday.

Verlander earned nine of 22 possible first-place votes, edging out Ian Kinsler, who received eight first-place votes. This is the third time Verlander has received the award, and his first since 2011.

Verlander finished the 2016 season with a 16-9 record and 3.04 ERA. He also led the American League with 254 strikeouts.

Verlander took to Twitter to show his gratitude: