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Sports Minute: Verlander, approaching age 37, hopes to remain among elite

1 year 2 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, February 19 2020 Feb 19, 2020 February 19, 2020 1:34 PM February 19, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -  Justin Verlander approaches his 37th birthday and Houston's ace evolves. He wants to maintain the skills that allowed him to win his second Cy Young Award last season, eight years after he won the first one. Verlander, who will turn 37 on Thursday, talked about aging this week as he prepares for his 16th MLB season. He led the majors with 21 wins last year and his 2.58 ERA ranked second. He also led the majors with 223 innings, his most since 2012, and his 34 starts tied for the most in the league.

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