Nov 18, 2015 6:54 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Houston Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel has won the AL Cy Young Award, easily beating out David Price.
Keuchel got 22 first-place votes for 186 points from the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Wednesday.
Price drew eight first-place votes and 143 points. Oakland's Sonny Gray finished third.
Keuchel led the league in wins, going 20-8 and helping Houston reach the playoffs for the first time since 2005. The bearded 27-year-old with a dominant sinker and sharp slider had a 2.48 ERA and 216 strikeouts.
Price went 18-5 with a 2.45 ERA and 225 strikeouts. Traded from Detroit to Toronto in late July, he pushed the Blue Jays toward their first playoff appearance since 1993.
Keuchel became the first Houston pitcher to win the Cy Young since Roger Clemens in 2004, and the first do it since the Astros joined the AL.
Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs has won the NL Cy Young Award, acing out Dodgers stars Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw.
Arrieta got 17 first-place votes for 169 points from the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Wednesday. Greinke drew 10 first-place votes and had 147 points. Kershaw had the other three firsts and 101 points.
Arrieta led the majors in wins, going 22-6. He went 11-0 in his last 12 starts, pushing the Cubs into the playoffs for the first time since 2008. He had a 1.77 ERA, struck out 236 and pitched a no-hitter.
Greinke posted a 1.66 ERA that was the lowest in the majors since 1995. He went 19-3, fanned 200 and had a scoreless streak of 45 2-3 innings.
Kershaw had won three of the last four NL Cy Youngs. He struck out 301, the most in the majors since 2002, and went 16-7 with a 2.13 ERA for the NL West champions.