Oct 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws a pitch against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning in game six of the American League Championship Series playoff baseball game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Tigers’ Max Scherzer wins AL Cy Young


Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer has won the 2013 American League Cy Young Award. Out of 30 possible first-place votes, he received 28. Scherzer is also the second Tigers pitcher to win the award in the past three seasons. In 2011, Justin Verlander won the AL Cy Young.

Scherzer was 21-3 this season and led the league in wins. He recorded a 2.90 ERA in 32 starts. Scherzer finished second in the league with 240 strikeouts and third in WHIP with a mark of 0.97. It was a career best year for Scherzer.

In the post season he played well too. In three starts, he posted a 2-1 record. He stroke out 34 batters in 22.1 innings, and had an ERA of 2.82 and a WHIP of 1.03. All of those numbers are on par with his in season performance.

Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers finished in second place. Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners finished third. Darvish put up similar numbers, but 37 more strike outs. What held Darvish back was his 13-9 record, he struggled to get offensive support at times.

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