Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers won the NL Cy Young Award for the second time in three seasons, coming within one vote of a unanimous selection.
Kershaw won his second prize as the National League’s best pitcher after posting a 1.83 ERA – lowest in the majors in 13 years.
”This is such a cool thing. I can’t even explain what it means to me,” he said in an interview on MLB Network. ”It really is a huge honor.”
The 25-year-old lefty with a big-breaking curve drew 29 of 30 first-place votes. Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals was picked first on one ballot and finished second.