Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers won the NL Cy Young Award in a runaway vote on Thursday.
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Philadelphia's Roy Halladay, last year's winner, finished second. Phillies teammate Cliff Lee was third, followed by Arizona's Ian Kennedy.
Kershaw won the NL's pitching triple crown. He led the league with a 2.28 ERA and 248 strikeouts, and with a 21-5 record, tied Kennedy for the most wins.
The 23-year-old left-hander, whose previous high for victories was 13 in 2010, dominated the league during the final two months of the season, going 8-0 with a 0.96 ERA in his final nine starts.
His .207 opponents' batting average was the second-lowest in the major leagues, trailing only Detroit's Justin Verlander (.192). Kershaw was extremely effective at Dodger Stadium, where he went 12-1 with the lowest home ERA in the big leagues at 1.69.