Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw and Tigers' Max Scherzer win Cy Young Awards

Kershaw wins second Cy Young, while Scherzer wins his first. Photo: Clayton Kershaw (left) and Max Scherzer are the 2013 Cy Young winners/AP

LOS ANGELES, November 13, 2013 — Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers was announced as the winner of the 2013 National League Cy Young Award. Detroit’s Max Scherzer took home the award for the American League.

Despite his 16-9 record, Clayton Kershaw was the best pitcher in all of baseball in 2013, posting a 1.83 ERA with a 0.915 WHIP and 232 strikeouts. Kershaw also had a 194 ERA+ and a 7.8 WAR.

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Max Scherzer had a sparkling 21-3 record for the Tigers to go with a 2.90 ERA, 0.970 WHIP, and 240 strikeouts in 214.1 innings. Scherzer produced a 6.7 WAR and 145 ERA+.

For Clayton Kershaw, this is his second Cy Young Award in three years. Kershaw also won in 2011 and finished second in 2012 to R.A. Dickey. This is Max Scherzer’s first Cy Young Award, but the second for Detroit in the last three years, as Justin Verlander took home the award in 2011.

Kershaw was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers out of high school with the seventh overall pick of the 2006 draft. With Scherzer now, the first round of the 2006 draft has produced three Cy Young winners and five Cy Young Awards. Tim Lincecum was the tenth pick of the 2006 draft and has two Cy Young Awards.

The Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright and the 2013 Rookie of the Year winner, Miami’s Jose Fernandez, were anounced as second and third place in the voting for the National League. In the American League, Texas’ Yu Darvish was second in voting and Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma was third.

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Kevin J. Wells is the Sports Editor for The Washington Times Communities and also writes about Major League Baseball and punk rock music. Follow him on Twitter @WellsOnBaseball

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Kevin J. Wells was born and raised in the Los Angeles area in a town called Montrose.  He currently plays guitar for and is a founding member of the Los Angeles punk rock band Emmer Effer.  He has worked in a number of different career fields including Behavioral Therapy, Commodities, Insurance, and most recently a food cart in Portland, OR. Kevin has been both a sports and entertainment columnist and editor for The Washington Times Communities since January 2013.

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