Scherzer and Porcello win Cy Young awards

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Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, far ahead of the Chicago Cubs’ Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks in balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Scherzer is the sixth pitcher in baseball history to win the award in both leagues. He was the American League winner with Detroit in 2013. This year’s AL voting was tight, with Boston Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello (22-4, 3.15 ERA) edging out former Detroit Tigers teammate and Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber to win his first Cy Young Award.

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