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Justin Verlander had a lot of champagne poured on him late Thursday night

Justin Verlander proved last night why many consider him the best pitcher in baseball, shutting down one A's batter after another to help the Tigers move on to the ALCS.

In the post-game celebrations, the Tigers players focused much of their efforts on making sure Verlander got a proper champagne bath. While Verlander loved it, he did find some draw backs.

"It was awesome and horrible at the same time."

While it sure is fun to get champagne poured all over you, it does make it difficult to see anything else that is going on around you.

-Jeremy Moses / MLB.com