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Indians' Kluber claims second AL Cy Young Award

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(TSX / STATS) -- Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber picked up his second American League Cy Young Award from the Baseball Writers Association of America when the voting results were announced on Wednesday.

Kluber, who won his first Cy Young Award in 2014, posted an 18-4 mark with a league-leading 2.25 ERA for the AL Central Division champions in 2017. The 31-year-old right-hander paced the AL in WHIP at 0.869 and struck out 265 batters in 203 2/3 innings over 29 starts.

Kluber is the 19th pitcher to win multiple Cy Young Awards and earned the first-place vote on 28 of the 30 ballots while being listed second on the other two ballots.

Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale took the other two first-place votes and finished second overall while New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino ended up third.

Kluber owned a 5.06 ERA after a rough start on May 2 before spending nearly a month on the disabled list. The Stetson product returned with six scoreless innings on June 1 and went 15-2 with a 1.62 ERA over his final 23 starts.

Sale (17-8, 2.90 ERA) led the majors in strikeouts with 308 and was the favorite to pick up his first Cy Young before fading down the stretch. The 28-year-old posted a 4.09 ERA in August and September and twice lost to Kluber's Indians.

Updated November 15, 2017

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