AL MVP: ADRIAN GONZALEZ
Red Sox 1B
Remember what everyone thought would happen once Gonzalez (left)got away from San Diego's tepid lineup and capacious ballpark? It's happening. He's batting an MLB-high .361 with a 1.026 OPS and is on pace for a career-high 150 RBIs.
RUNNER-UP: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays RF
AL CY YOUNG: JUSTIN VERLANDER
Verlander (10--3, 2.38 ERA, an AL-best 124 Ks) hasn't lost a game since April, but even more important to the first-place Tigers has been the way he's won: He has gone at least eight innings in eight of his last 10 starts.
RUNNER-UP: Jered Weaver, Angels RHP
AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: MICHAEL PINEDA