published Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw wins National League Cy Young Award



Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Los Angeles in this Aug. 27, 2013, file photo. Kershaw won the National League Cy Young Award, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Los Angeles in this Aug. 27, 2013, file photo. Kershaw won the National League Cy Young Award, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
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NEW YORK — Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers have won baseball's Cy Young Awards.

Kershaw won the prize as the National League's best pitcher for the second time in three seasons after leading the majors with a 1.83 ERA.

The 25-year-old lefty with a big-breaking curve drew 29 of 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results released Wednesday. Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals was picked first on one ballot.

Kershaw went 16-9 and topped the NL with 232 strikeouts. He won the NL Cy Young in 2011 and finished second last year.

Scherzer won the AL honor after leading the majors in wins while going 21-3. He received 28 of 30 first-place votes.

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