Kershaw, Scherzer claim Cy Young hardware
Dodgers lefty earns second award; Tigers righty wins first with MLB-high 21 wins
From the left, a young superstar who's making history. From the right, a winning machine in 2013 who reached his true potential.
Left-hander Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers is the National League Cy Young Award winner for the second time in three years and right-hander Max Scherzer of the Tigers won his first Cy Young as the American League honoree in Baseball Writers' Association of America voting results announced Wednesday.
Ambidextrous thrower Yu Darvish finishes second in Cy Young votingThe Rangers' Yu Darvish was second -- the highest finish ever in Cy Young voting for a Japanese-born player -- with 19 second-place votes and 93 total points, followed by the Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma with 73 points.
Darvish and Iwakuma will have to wait another year to become the first Cy Young winner from Japan, but they put up impressive 2013 seasons. The Rangers' Darvish led the Majors with 277 strikeouts -- the most in the AL since Pedro Martinez had 313 in 1999 -- and the Mariners' Iwakuma was third in the AL with a 2.66 ERA. (mlb.com)