Astros pitcher Justin Verlander named AL Cy Young Award finalist

Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros talks with the media during a press conference before Game Four of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park on October 17, 2018 (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander has been named a finalist for the 2018 American League Cy Young Award.

Baseball Writers' Association of America released this statement:

Astros All-Star right-handed pitcher Justin Verlander is one of three finalists for the 2018 American League Cy Young Award. The Baseball Writers Association of America officially announced the finalists for all of their 2018 postseason awards today on MLB Network. Cleveland right hander Corey Kluber and Tampa Bay southpaw Blake Snell are ht other two AL Cy Young finalists.