Yankees' Luis Severino finishes third in AL Cy Young race

Indians' Corey Kluber named American League Cy Young Award winner

Corey Kluber Wins 2017 AL Cy Young Award

Every voter had Sale and Kluber first and second in some order, and two thirds of them placed Luis Severino third.

Wednesday night, Major League Baseball and the BBWAA announced Indians ace Corey Kluber has won the 2017 AL Cy Young, with Red Sox lefty Chris Sale placing second.

Scherzer also won the 2013 American League Cy Young - given to the best pitcher in each league - while pitching for the Detroit Tigers.

Kluber and Sale captured all the first- or second-place votes from BBWAA voters.

Congrats Kluber and thanks for a great season!

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When it comes to a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball, there is not an award more coveted than the Cy Young.

Kluber had an 18-4 record, 2.25 ERA, 265 strikeouts and 0.869 WHIP over 29 starts (203 2/3 innings) in 2017.

When Kluber returned from the disabled list on June 1, he was carrying a 5.06 ERA. The Indians were ultimately stopped in the ALDS by the Yankees in five games.

Ballots from two writers in each league city prior to postseason play are tabulated on a system that rewards five points for first place, three points for second place and one point for third place. Carlos Carrasco, Justin Verlander, Craig Kimbrel, Ervin Santana and Marcus Stroman also received votes. Although Kluber surrendered six home runs, he allowed only 10 earned runs and 23 hits. Winning the Cy Young Award just once is an unbelievable feat in the career of a Major League Baseball pitcher, but bringing home the second one in a row puts Scherzer in some pretty elite company. The Boston ace's ERA in August and September was 4.09, tied for 54th among 97 pitchers with at least 50 innings. Other three-time winners are Pedro Martinez (two in the AL and one in the NL), Jim Palmer (all in the AL), Tom Seaver (all in the NL) and Sandy Koufax (all in the NL). In August and September it soared up to.620 and then.875.

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