The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw has earned his second National League Cy Young Award.
In balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Kershaw garnered 29 of 30 first-place votes, and outpolled St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright and the NL Rookie-of-the-Year, Jose Fernandez, from Miami.
Kershaw posted a 16-9 record, led the league with 232 strikeouts and recorded a 1.83 earned run average, the lowest in the Major Leagues in 13 years.
He also won the Cy Young in 2011 and finished second to R.A. Dickey in 2012.
In the American League, Detroit’s Max Scherzer has won the Cy Young Award following a 21-3 season with 240 strikeouts and a 2.90 ERA. Scherzer received 28 of 30 first-place votes, and finished ahead of Yu Darvish, from Texas, and Hisashi Iwakuma, from Seattle.