Oct 18, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning in game six of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw wins NL Cy Young


Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw has won the 2013 NL Cy Young Award. It is the second time he has won the award, previously he won in 2011. He is also the sixth left-handed pitcher to win the award in Major League Baseball history.

Previous left-handers to win the award twice include: Johan Santana, Randy Johnson, Tom Glavine, Steve Carlton, Sandy Koufax. An impressive group to be joining.

Kershaw got 29 of 30 first place votes. Finishing in second was St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright. Miami Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez finished in third place. Kershaw finished the season with a 16-9 record. He had an MLB best 1.83 ERA. He also had a 0.92 WHIP, best in the NL. Kershaw threw 232 strike outs in 33 games. He pitched three complete games, the third most in the NL and had 2 shut outs.

Kershaw is also only 25 and has a lot of baseball left, he could win more Cy Youngs and join Johnson, Carlton, and Koufax as the only left-handed pitchers to win more than two.

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