Clayton Kershaw Scores Cy Young
The 23 year-old led the League in all three major pitching categories with 21 wins, 248 strikeouts and an ERA of 2.28. His season vastly improved after the all-star break, posting a record of 12-1 with an earned run average of only 1.31.
Kershaw took 27 of the possible 32 first place votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America. Runner up Roy Halladay received four first places votes and Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy received only one. When the final votes were tallied, Kershaw had 207, Halladay 133. Kershaw is the 10th Dodger's pitcher to win the award and the first since Eric Gagne in 2003.
On Tuesday, Justin Verlander, of the Detroit Tigers, unanimously won the AL Cy Young. League MVP winners will be announced next week.