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DeGrom, Snell named Cy Young winners

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NEW YORK (AP) After a season marred by narrow defeats, Jacob deGrom became a runaway winner.

The New York Mets ace easily won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, a reward for a historically fruitless season in Flushing. The right-hander had just 10 victories, the fewest ever by a Cy Young-winning starter.

The AL prize also reflected a change in voters' values, with Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays narrowly beating out past winners Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber for his first Cy Young. Snell pitched just 180 2/3 innings, fewest ever by a Cy Young-winning starter. Over full seasons, Snell is the second starter to win the award with fewer than 200 innings after Clayton Kershaw logged 198 1/3 in 2014.

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AL Wins
Rank Name W
1 B. Snell, TB21
2 C. Kluber, Cle20
3 L. Severino, NYY19
4t C. Carrasco, Cle17
4t J. Happ, NYY17
4t R. Porcello, Bos17
7t D. Price, Bos16
7t J. Verlander, Hou16
7t R. Yarbrough, TB16
10t G. Cole, Hou15
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NL Wins
Rank Name W
1t J. Lester, ChC18
1t M. Mikolas, StL18
1t M. Scherzer, Was18
4t K. Freeland, Col17
4t A. Nola, Phi17
6t J. Chacín, Mil15
6t Z. Godley, Ari15
6t Z. Greinke, Ari15
9t K. Hendricks, ChC14
9t G. Márquez, Col14
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