Corey Kluber wins his second Cy Young Award

Corey Kluber wins his second Cy Young Award

Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox finished second and Luis Severino of the New York Yankees was third.

Over on the American League side, Indians ace Corey Kluber was named the 2017 AL Cy Young award victor. Scherzer was 16-4 with a 2.51 ERA, second best in the league, this season, and he led the NL in strikeouts with 268.

Midway through the season, it seemed like a sure thing that Sale would win his first Cy Young award. However, while Kluber got better as the season wore on, Sale got worse. Kluber's full body of work - 18-4 with an AL-best 2.25 ERA in 203.2 innings - was remarkable considering the way hitters dominated 2017.

The win against the Rangers marked the 30th time in Kluber's career in which he collected 10 or more strikeouts. The Dodger left-hander received three first-place votes, 25 second-place votes and one vote each for third and fourth place, which gave him 126 points.

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As for Severino, he broke out in a big way this season, throwing 193.1 innings with a 2.98 ERA (3.07 FIP) and excellent strikeout (29.4%), walk (6.5)%, and ground ball (50.6%) rates. Of Kluber's 107 pitches, 73 found the strike zone. He had allowed just 39 earned runs in 148.1 innings when the calendar turned from July to August.

He posted a 0.779 WHIP in July, while in August and September it kept rising, 1.054 and then 1.345.

Once again, Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer is the National League Cy Young award victor.

In addition to his second Cy Young, Kluber won the American League Outstanding Pitcher Award at the 2017 Players Choice Awards earlier this month.

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