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2011 SB Nation AL Cy Young Award

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Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch against Mitch Moreland of the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch against Mitch Moreland of the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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The only real surprise here is that the Tigers' Justin Verlander was not the unanimous winner; of the 24 AL ballots submitted (BCB, as a NL blog, did not get a vote here), he was named first on 22 of them. CC Sabathia of the Yankees got the other two first-place votes and Verlander was named second on those ballots. Cy Young voters cast ballots for their top five selections and points were awarded on a 7-4-3-2-1 basis. You'll have to wait two more days to find out how Verlander did in the AL MVP voting.

Complete voting after the jump.

Num Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
1 Justin Verlander 22 2 - - - 162
2 CC Sabathia 2 17 4 1 - 96
3 Jered Weaver - 5 10 4 - 58
4 James Shields - - 3 8 6 31
5 C.J. Wilson - - 4 4 5 25
6 Dan Haren - - 3 5 4 23
7 Josh Beckett - - - - 3 3
8 David Price - - - 1 2
8 Jon Lester - - - 1 - 2
8 Brandon McCarthy - - - - 2 2
11 Mariano Rivera - - - - 1 1
11 Doug Fister - - - - 1 1
11 Felix Hernandez - - - - 1 1
11 Gio Gonzalez - - - - 1 1