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ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 08: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros delivers the pitch. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Houston Astros pitcher and former Old Dominion star Justin Verlander won his second Cy Young Award Wednesday night, becoming the 20th pitcher to win the award more than once.

He beat out his teammate, Gerrit Cole, with 17 first-place votes compared to Cole’s 13.

Verlander’s first time receiving the award was in 2011 when he pitched for the Detroit Tigers.

During the 2019 season, Verlander led the American League in wins and innings pitched, while finishing second in ERA and strikeouts.

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