Judge, Ohtani among 3 finalists for AL MVP award next week


              St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt warms up before Game 2 of the team's NL wild-card baseball playoff series against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani speaks to reporters after he returned home, at the Haneda international airport in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)
            
              Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning in Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              New York Yankees Aaron Judge (99) watches his ball fly out during the first inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Judge, Ohtani among 3 finalists for AL MVP award next week