Tigers Max Scherzer, Dodgers Clayton Kershaw win Cy Young Awards
Well to no one’s surprise, Major League Baseball announced that Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer and Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw were awarded the Cy Young for their respective leagues today according to ESPN.
Kershaw finished 16-9 with an MLB-best 1.83 ERA and received all but one of the 30 first-place votes. Scherzer, who finished 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA in 32 starts, received 28 of 30 first-place votes in the AL.
Scherzer led the majors in wins, finished second in strikeouts (240) and third in WHIP (0.97).
Kershaw now joins Sandy Koufax as the only Dodgers to win the prestigious award multiple times, while Scherzer joins teammate Justin Verlander as current Tigers pitchers with a Cy Young on his resume.