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Justin Verlander Wins ALCS MVP After Two Dominant Outings

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To absolutely no one’s surprise, Justin Verlander was named the ALCS MVP following the Houston Astros’ 4-3 series win over the New York Yankees.

Verlander went 2-0 in two starts with a 0.56 ERA. He tossed a 13-strikeout complete game in the Astros’ 2-1 walkoff win in Game 2, and fired seven scoreless frames on five-hit ball in Houston’s 7-1 win in Game 6.

This is exactly why the Astros got Verlander on August 31- to pitch in big games like this. You could say it’s worked out so far.

The Yankees might as well tip their caps and call Verlander their daddy:

And of course there’s this:

Solid, solid weekend if you ask me.

With 136 career postseason strikeouts, Verlander’s sixth on the all-time list in that department trailing Tom Glavine, Mike Mussina, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, and John Smoltz (199- most all-time).

Overall in the postseason, Verlander’s now 11-5 with a 3.00 ERA in 20 games (19 starts). He’s been especially good lately- in his last 81 postseason innings (123 total) since 2013, his ERA is 1.67. That’s just 15 earned runs allowed.

Verlander’s Game 4 ALDS relief appearance on October 9 against the Boston Red Sox was the first such outing of his career. He tossed 2 2/3 innings allowing one run and was the winning pitcher in Houston’s clinching game at Fenway Park.

This will be the 34-year-old’s third World Series appearance; the others coming in 2006 and 2012 with the Detroit Tigers (lost both). In three Fall Classic games/starts, he’s 0-3 with a 7.20 ERA (12 ER/15 IP).

With his struggles in the Fall Classic thus far, you KNOW Verlander’s eager to get back on that stage. He came to Houston on August 31 for this very reason. He’s ready. He wants the ball. He’s one of the best pitchers in the game, and wants to cement that Hall of Fame resume with a ring!

This year’s World Series begins this Tuesday in Los Angeles at 8 PM ET, and Verlander will start Game 2 on Wednesday. Make sure to check us out on Twitter at @HomeRunDaily for complete coverage!

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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