NEW YORK – Tribe ace Corey Kluber has been named the American League Cy Young Award.
The Baseball Writers’ Association of America made the announcement Wednesday evening. It’s the second Cy Young win for Kluber.
He is the first Indians pitcher to win the Cy Young Award twice.
Kluber has been nominated three times in the past four years. He also won the award in 2014.
He won the 2017 award with 28 first place votes and 2 second place votes.
For the first time in club history, we have a two-time Cy Young Award winner.
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) November 15, 2017
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— Jose Ramirez (@MrLapara) November 15, 2017
Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox finished second and Luis Severino of the New York Yankees was third.
Kluber led the majors with a 2.25 ERA and his 18 wins tied for the most in baseball. He added to the Cy Young he won with the Indians in 2014.
Nicknamed “Klubot” for his robotic manner on the mound, he finished 18-4 and struck out 265.
Kluber was especially dominant down the stretch, closing out the season by going 11-1 to help Cleveland win the AL Central.
Sale topped the majors with 308 strikeouts — he was the first AL pitcher to fan 300 since Pedro Martinez in 1999. Sale went 17-8 with a 2.90 ERA.
The NL prize was to be announced later in the day.