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MLB All-Star Game: Justin Verlander To Start For American League

One year after winning the Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award trophies both for the American League, you'd think that Justin Verlander would consider winning such accolades as par for the course. But word from FOX Sports that he will be starting in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game for the American League at Kauffman Stadium is something the Detroit Tigers ace says would be an exciting proposition.

"It would be fantastic, but I know there are some other guys out there having exceptional years," Verlander said. "I'd like to have that on my resume, but you aren't owed anything in this game. I'm not the only guy having a good season."

Verlander is currently 9-5 with a 2.58 ERA for the Tigers. It's been a frustrating season for Detroit after signing Prince Fielder in the offseason, but the staff has been beat up by injuries and Verlander has proved more valuable than ever. In a tumultuous season, this is another honor well deserved.

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