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Touring MLB’s 2011 leaderboards: the pitchers

Tigers pitcher Verlander looks on in the dugout after the seventh inning against the Orioles in their MLB American League baseball game in Detroit

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander looks on in the dugout after the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles in their MLB American League baseball game in Detroit, Michigan September 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Kowalsky (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

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American League

Wins
1. Justin Verlander (Det): 24
2. CC Sabathia (NYY): 19
3. Jered Weaver (LAA): 18

ERA
1. Justin Verlander (Det): 2.40
2. Jered Weaver (LAA): 2.41
3. James Shields (TB): 2.82

Strikeouts
1. Justin Verlander (Det): 250
2. CC Sabathia (NYY): 230
3. James Shields (TB): 225

WHIP
1. Justin Verlander (Det): 0.92
2. Jered Weaver (LAA): 1.01
3. Dan Haren (LAA): 1.02

Saves
1. Jose Valverde (Det): 49
2. Mariano Rivera (NYY): 44
3. Brandon League (Sea): 37

Relief ERA (min. 50 IP)
1. David Robertson (NYY): 1.08
2. Scott Downs (LAA): 1.34
3. Greg Holland (KC): 1.80

Holds
1. Daniel Bard (Bos): 34
1. David Robertson (NYY): 34
3. Joaquin Benoit (Det): 29

National League

Wins
1. Ian Kennedy (Ari): 21
1. Clayton Kershaw (LAD): 21
3. Roy Halladay (Phi): 19

ERA
1. Clayton Kershaw (LAD): 2.28
2. Roy Halladay (Phi): 2.35
3. Cliff Lee (Phi): 2.40

Strikeouts
1. Clayton Kershaw (LAD): 248
2. Cliff Lee (Phi): 238
3. Roy Halladay (Phi): 220
3. Tim Lincecum (SF): 220
WHIP
1. Clayton Kershaw (LAD): 0.98
2. Cole Hamels (Phi): 0.99
3. Cliff Lee (Phi): 1.03

Saves
1. John Axford (Mil): 46
1. Craig Kimbrel (Atl): 46
3. J.J. Putz (Ari): 45

Relief ERA (min. 50 IP)
1. Eric O’Flaherty (Atl): 0.98
2. Santiago Casilla (SF): 1.74
3. Tyler Clippard (Was): 1.83

Holds
1. Tyler Clippard (Was): 38
2. Jonny Venters (Atl): 35
3. Sean Marshall (ChC): 34